Influence of YouTube videos on the learning of tablet- and capsule-formulation by Malaysian pharmacy students: A pilot study

Authors

  • Saravanan Muniyandy Monash University
  • Ng Khuenyen Monash University
  • Christina Gertrude Yap Monash University
  • Moriya Shogo Monash University
  • Nafees Ahemed My Monash University
  • Md Ezharul Hoque Chowdhury Monash University
  • Ahmad Farouk Musa Monash University

Keywords:

YouTube, Learning Enhancement, Tablets, Capsules, Student Evaluation

Abstract

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. 

Author Biographies

Saravanan Muniyandy, Monash University

School of Pharmacy

Ng Khuenyen, Monash University

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Christina Gertrude Yap, Monash University

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Moriya Shogo, Monash University

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Nafees Ahemed My, Monash University

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Md Ezharul Hoque Chowdhury, Monash University

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Ahmad Farouk Musa, Monash University

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences

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Published

15/10/2015

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Research Article