Designing and using an online survey as a tool for teaching pharmacy students about COVID-19

Innovation in experiential learning or assessment


  • N.A. Sabry Cairo University
  • A. Kamel Cairo University
  • S.A Farid Cairo University



COVID-19, Survey, Google Form, Egypt


Final year pharmacy students were asked to prepare and post an online questionnaire about COVID-19 to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice of the Egyptian people in relation to the pandemic. Each student, using Google Forms, distributed the questionnaire. By giving a unique code to every student, the course team were able to track the activities and responses received to each questionnaire. All students were given one week to gather as many responses as possible. Responses were then filtered for any duplications by the course team. Each student was given the responses connected to their own code to work on and analyse. Finally, every student was asked to present their data as a PowerPoint presentation and comment on their results.

Author Biographies

N.A. Sabry, Cairo University

Faculty of Pharmacy

A. Kamel, Cairo University

Faculty of Pharmacy

S.A Farid, Cairo University

Faculty of Pharmacy


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World Health Organisation. (2020). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Situation Report - 156. Available at:





COVID-19 Case Study