The use of podcast as a teaching tool for a pharmacy compounding pre-laboratory lecture: A survey based study

Authors

  • Lara Kratochwill Kratochwill St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York
  • Elise Almagambetova St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York
  • Anthony Corigliano St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York
  • Christine Birnie St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York
  • Lipika Chablani St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York

Keywords:

e-Lecture, Pharmaceutical Compounding, Pre-Laboratory, Podcast, Teaching Tool

Abstract

Objective: To determine the opinions of pharmacy students towards use of podcast as a replacement to a traditional pre-laboratory lecture for a compounding course.

Methods: Second year pharmacy students were asked to view a podcast prior to their laboratory section as a replacement to an in-class pre-laboratory lecture. A voluntary survey was administered to obtain student feedback regarding the usefulness of podcasts and preferences for its use in future.

Results: A total of 192 out of 232 students responded to the survey conducted during 2011, 2012 and 2013. Of these, 94% of respondents reported viewing entire/ parts of the podcast. Total of 44% viewed it multiple times. Of the students who watched the podcast, 91% reported it was an effective learning tool, and 47% suggested podcasts should be used as a replacement to traditional, in-class lectures.

Conclusions: Students responded positively and preferred the podcast as either a replacement or as a supplement to traditional in-class lecture. 

Author Biographies

Lara Kratochwill Kratochwill, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York

Wegmans School of Pharmacy

Elise Almagambetova, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York

Wegmans School of Pharmacy

Anthony Corigliano, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York

St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Rochester, New York 14618, USA 

Christine Birnie, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York

Wegmans School of Pharmacy

Lipika Chablani, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wegmans School of Pharmacy

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Published

11/02/2016

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Research Article