An online health informatics elective course for doctor of pharmacy students

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Objective. To describe the development and assessment of an online elective health informatics course and determine its potential for universal integration into doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curricula. Design. A 2-credit hour online elective course was developed and offered to all PharmD students; voiced-over Powerpoint lectures were used to deliver content. Assessment. Assessment of student performance was measured using quantitative metrics via discussion questions, quizzes, written papers, and examinations. Qualitative findings were measured through discussion questions, a goal-setting classroom assessment technique, and an end-of-course reflection. Students report finding value in the course and recognizing how the knowledge gained could impact their future practice as pharmacists. Conclusion. An online course in health informatics can be an effective way to deliver content and provide a blueprint for continued integration of the content into curricula.

Original languageEnglish
Article number41
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume79
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Education

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