An e-learning system for pharmacist continuing education in Poland

Authors

  • J. Brandys Department of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Medyczna 9 Street, Krako ́w 30-688, Poland
  • S. Polak Department of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Medyczna 9 Street, Krako ́w 30-688, Poland
  • A. Mendyk Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Medyczna 9 Street, Krako ́w 30-688, Poland
  • M. Polak Faculty of Management and Social Communication, Jagiellonian University, Gołe ̨bia 24 Street, Krako ́w 31-007, Poland

Keywords:

Pharmacy continuing education, e-learning, internet based education, professional education

Abstract

The aim of this project is to develop an e-education system for the continuing education (CE) needs of pharmacists. The e-learning system assumptions were ease of use for end-users, easy to administer, to assist development and rebuild ability and the possibility to deliver both a wide range of helpful multimedia materials and online tests and role-play quizzes.
During the trial period over 250 users registered at e-duk@cja (http://papaver.farmacja.cm-uj.krakow.pl/learn/). We estimate that about 13% of all practicing pharmacists from Cracow Pharmaceutical Board visited the e-learning website. One hundred and ten pharmacists notified their wish for full access allowing the possibility of testing and educational credit accumulation and 43 decided to take the exam.
Results of this post-introduction inquiry reveal positive reception of this e-learning system.

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