Using student produced videos to increase knowledge of self-care topics and nonprescription medications

Jeanne E. Frenzel, Elizabeth T. Skoy, Heidi N. Eukel

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Abstract

Objective: To develop and implement a video production project to increase student knowledge of self-care and nonprescription medication topics. Methods: Faculty created an innovative instructional design in which students produced videos to teach the public about common self-care topics and nonprescription medications. Videos were viewed by student peers, faculty, and community pharmacists. Before viewing the videos, a pre-exam was administered on a volunteer basis to second- and third-year pharmacy students to assess the baseline knowledge of self-care topics and nonprescription medications for second-year students and to assess the retention of knowledge learned regarding self-care topics and nonprescription medications of third-year students. Immediately after viewing the videos, a post-exam was administered to both groups. The exam evaluated students' knowledge of 14 self-care topics before and after the self-care video viewing. Results: Sixty-nine (84%) second-year students participated in a pre/post exam. Results were analyzed using a two-sided Fisher's exact test under the null hypothesis that students would not gain additional knowledge from viewing student-produced self-care videos. Second-year students' scores increased in 12 of the 14 subject areas after viewing the self-care videos. Conclusions: Implementation of a video production project improved pharmacy students' knowledge of self-care and nonprescription medication topics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalCurrents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Nonprescription video
  • Pharmaceutical care laboratory
  • Self-care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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