RESEARCH ARTICLE: Evaluating the introduction of team-based learning in a pharmacy consultation skills module




Team-Based Learning, Active and Collaborative Learning, Curriculum Design


The learning and teaching strategy for a pharmacy consultation skills module was changed to Team-Based Learning (TBL) with the aim of motivating students to engage with course material pre-class and take deeper approaches to learning during class. Results from administering a validated TBL instrument suggests that students are more accountable and are satisfied with and have preference for TBL over traditional methods. Exam results show a 13% improvement in mean end-of- year examinations compared with pre-TBL results. Thematic analysis of written comments on the module evaluation survey suggest that they enjoyed learning using TBL and found it more engaging, stimulating and more effective for their learning; however, it could be improved through better management of workshop timings and more effective facilitation of discussion. TBL appears to have potential as a pedagogic approach in pharmacy education.

Author Biography

Simon Tweddell, University of Bradford

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice


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