Influence of YouTube videos on the learning of tablet- and capsule-formulation by Malaysian pharmacy students: A pilot study
Keywords:YouTube, Learning Enhancement, Tablets, Capsules, Student Evaluation
Background: Pharmacy students at Monash, Malaysia, learn about the formulation of tablets and capsules through lectures (passive learning) and by making tablets in Pharmatopia (active learning). There is a gap between their active and passive learning as the students are not exposed to the real manufacturing process.
Aims: To study the influence of YouTube videos on student’s learning about formulation and to fill the gap between active and passive learning through YouTube.
Method: Year-2 (n=27) and Year-3 students (n=45) were invited for this study. Lectures were delivered incorporating appropriate YouTube videos. Feedback from the students was collected using approved questionnaires.
Results: Students “Strongly agreed/Agreed” that the inclusion of YouTube enhanced the learning process. They also “Strongly disagreed/Disagreed” with the statements that opposed the use of YouTube (p<0.05). There were no significant differences in responses between Year-2 and Year-3 students.
Conclusion: Learning of capsule and tablet formulations could be enhanced through YouTube.
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