Virtual vs traditional seminar course evaluation among two groups of pharmacy students: An observational study

Authors

  • Shmeylan A. Al harbi King Saud Bin Abdelaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdulaziz Medical City- Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohammad Shawaqfeh King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0469-2764
  • Amenah Qotineh King Saud Bin Abdelaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0076-4070
  • Mariam Abdalla King Saud Bin Abdelaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohammed Abujamal King Saud Bin Abdelaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia
  • Yousif Alakeel King Saud Bin Abdelaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdulaziz Medical City- Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1883-1294
  • Abdulmalik A. Al Katheri King Saud Bin Abdelaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdulaziz Medical City- Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia
  • Abdulkareem M. Al Bekairy King Abdulaziz Medical City- Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.221.409415

Keywords:

Pharmacy student, Satisfaction, Seminar, Survey, Virtual

Abstract

Background: Distance learning in pharmacy schools has gained importance with the growth of technology which accelerated the pace of implementing virtual learning not only to prevent the spread of the virus but also to ensure continuity of education.  

Methods: A total of 102 students’ responses to the 8-questions survey were collected and analysed. The survey score was compiled for all questions to reflect the students’ satisfaction. In this study, we have used descriptive statistics to find the comparison between Class 2019 and Class 2020.    

Results: The virtual seminar model reported conveniently high satisfaction, unlike the conventional in-class seminar model.    

Conclusion: The college of pharmacy was successfully able to modify the seminar course while maintaining the quality of the course, with improved students’ satisfaction.

Author Biographies

Shmeylan A. Al harbi, King Saud Bin Abdelaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdulaziz Medical City- Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia

Pharmacy Practice department, Pharmaceutical care department, Department of research

Mohammad Shawaqfeh, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia

Pharmacy practice department, Department of research

Amenah Qotineh, King Saud Bin Abdelaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia

Pharmacy Practice Department, Department of Research

Mariam Abdalla, King Saud Bin Abdelaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia

Pharmacy Practice Department, Department of Research

Mohammed Abujamal, King Saud Bin Abdelaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia

Pharmacy Practice Department, Department of research

Yousif Alakeel, King Saud Bin Abdelaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdulaziz Medical City- Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia

Pharmacy practice department, Pharmaceutical care department, Department of research

Abdulmalik A. Al Katheri, King Saud Bin Abdelaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdulaziz Medical City- Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia

Pharmacy practice department,  Pharmaceutical care department, Department of research

Abdulkareem M. Al Bekairy , King Abdulaziz Medical City- Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia

Pharmaceutical care department, Department of research

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2022-05-28

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Al harbi, S. A., Shawaqfeh, M., Qotineh, A., Abdalla, M., Abujamal, M., Alakeel, Y., Al Katheri, A. A., & Al Bekairy , A. M. (2022). Virtual vs traditional seminar course evaluation among two groups of pharmacy students: An observational study. Pharmacy Education, 22(1), p. 409–415. https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.221.409415

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