Faculty Articles

Title

An Elective Course on Antimicrobial Stewardship

Publication Title

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Volume

79

Issue

10

Publication Date / Copyright Date

12-25-2015

First Page

157

Last Page

157

Publisher

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

DOI Number

10.5688/ajpe7910157

Abstract

Objective. To implement an antimicrobial stewardship (AS) elective course for second-year and third-year pharmacy students and to assess its impact on students’ perceptions regarding the application of AS principles.

Design. A 2-credit elective course focusing on principles of AS incorporated prelecture didactic recordings with primary literature and guideline-based reading assignments, in-class active-learning group work and student-led presentations, and student-generated examination items.

Assessment. Perceptions were assessed by precourse and postcourse survey items. Graded course assessments included completion of preclass assignments (readings, prerecorded lecture and writing assessment items), in-class active participation and group presentations, a midpoint examination, and a final examination.

Conclusion. An AS-themed elective course in a doctor of pharmacy curriculum incorporating preclass, self-directed learning and in-class group-based active-learning strategies positively impacted students’ perceived understanding of AS strategies.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Keywords

adult, anti-infective agents, anti-microbial stewardship, attitude of health personnel, attitudes, choice behavior, communicable diseases, comprehension, curriculum, drug resistance, education, educational measurement, educational status, elective course, health knowledge, humans, learning, infectious diseases, perception, pharmacy, pharmacy education, practice, program evaluation, students, pharmacy, surveys and questionnaires, teaching

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