Transition to online teaching and learning for clerkship activities during COVID-19 in Malaysia

Innovation in experiential learning or assessment

Authors

  • A. Sha’aban Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • B. Ibrahim Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • O. Albitar Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • S.G. Mohiuddin Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • C.G. Omar Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • S.N. Harun Universiti Sains Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2020.202.78

Keywords:

Clerkship, COVID-19, Face-to-face, Online Teaching, Learning, Malaysia

Abstract

Prior-to the COVID-19 outbreak, undergraduate PharmCare II Clerkship activities consisted of two phases. The first phase requires pharmacy students to clerk infectious disease and endocrine-related cases of patients admitted into wards at a teaching hospital, whilst in the second phase, the students are required to present the clerked cases in front of their group members with a thorough assessment by lecturers at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Due to sudden outbreak of COVID-19, presentations at hospitals and face-to-face learning were no longer feasible; therefore an online methodology was executed. Each student was assigned a real completed case clerked by a previous Master’s in Clinical Pharmacy graduate. The students then critically evaluated any pharmaceutical care issues (PCIs) in each of the cases, recorded a video presentation for assessment by the lecturers and discussed each case with other group members in a synchronous online session via web-conferencing software.

Author Biographies

A. Sha’aban, Universiti Sains Malaysia

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

B. Ibrahim, Universiti Sains Malaysia

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

O. Albitar, Universiti Sains Malaysia

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

S.G. Mohiuddin, Universiti Sains Malaysia

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

C.G. Omar, Universiti Sains Malaysia

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

S.N. Harun, Universiti Sains Malaysia

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

References

Cipolle R.J, Strand L.M., & Morley, P.C. (1998), Pharmaceutical Care Practice. McGraw Hill, USA.

PharmCare II Clerkship Module. (2020). Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Available at: http://farmasiklinikal.usm.my

Strachota, E. (2006). The use of survey research to measure student satisfaction in online courses. Paper presented at the Midwest Research to Practice Conference in Adult Continuing and Community Education, University of Missouri-St, USA.

Published

06/09/2020

Issue

Section

COVID-19 Case Study