Applying Case Methodology to Teach Pharmacy Administration Concepts

Lisa W Lawrence


Case analysis was used in this study to develop problem-solving skills of pharmacy students in the area of pharmaceutical management and marketing. Students’ report development and communication abilities were measured at the beginning and then again at the end of a course, ”Cases in Pharmacy Administration”. Performance scores were significantly higher in nine out of ten dimensions measured. In addition, the results of the students’ efforts to assist a community pharmacy practice are reported. It was shown in this study that case analysis is an effective methodology for teaching pharmacy administration concepts. 


Active learning; Pharmacy administration; Problem-based learning; Community pharmacy

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