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dc.contributor.authorBindoff, I.
dc.contributor.authorLing, T.
dc.contributor.authorBereznicki, L.
dc.contributor.authorWestbury, J.
dc.contributor.authorStafford, Leanne
dc.contributor.authorPeterson, G.
dc.contributor.authorOllington, R.
dc.identifier.citationBindoff, I. and Ling, T. and Bereznicki, L. and Westbury, J. and Stafford, L. and Peterson, G. and Ollington, R. 2014. A Computer Simulation of Community Pharmacy Practice for Educational Use. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 78 (9): pp. 168-168.

OBJECTIVE: To provide a computer-based learning method for pharmacy practice that is as effective as paper-based scenarios, but more engaging and less labor-intensive.DESIGN: We developed a flexible and customizable computer simulation of community pharmacy. Using it, the students would be able to work through scenarios which encapsulate the entirety of a patient presentation. We compared the traditional paper-based teaching method to our computer-based approach using equivalent scenarios. The paper-based group had 2 tutors while the computer group had none. Both groups were given a prescenario and postscenario clinical knowledge quiz and survey.ASSESSMENT: Students in the computer-based group had generally greater improvements in their clinical knowledge score, and third-year students using the computer-based method also showed more improvements in history taking and counseling competencies. Third-year students also found the simulation fun and engaging.CONCLUSION: Our simulation of community pharmacy provided an educational experience as effective as the paper-based alternative, despite the lack of a human tutor.

dc.publisherAmerican Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
dc.titleA Computer Simulation of Community Pharmacy Practice for Educational Use
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
curtin.accessStatusOpen access via publisher

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