Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2016, Page: 108-112
Effectiveness of Teaching-Learning Strategies for Calculation Based Pharmacy Courses in a Bachelor’s Program
Bazigha Kadhim Abdul Rasool, Department of Pharmaceutics, Dubai Pharmacy College, Dubai, UAE
Sabeena Salam, Head of Institutional Effectiveness Unit, Dubai Pharmacy College, Dubai, UAE
Received: May 8, 2016;       Accepted: May 17, 2016;       Published: May 30, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20160402.24      View  2920      Downloads  64
Abstract
The aim of this study was to select suitable teaching-learning strategies to improve students’ performance in Calculation Based Pharmaceutical Courses (CBPCs). The criteria selected were a quantitative analysis of student performance during the course presentation, appropriateness of prerequisites and student feedback on the appropriateness of teaching tools. The study was carried out on first-year students of the undergraduate pharmacy program. The survey results proved that, teaching aids/techniques are extensively affecting students’ performance, literacy and skills in calculation based educational environment. After implementing the planned teaching-learning strategies, most of the students were able to achieve the course level intended learning outcomes. This was evident through the analysis of their grade point average in the final examinations of CBPCs. Unquestionably, numerical literacy is considered as one of the prime competencies for pharmacists. Therefore, the effective methods of teaching for the course delivery and designing integrated course prerequisite were found significantly affecting students’ performance and achievements in CBPCs.
Keywords
Pharmacy, Calculation, Teaching Aids, Dubai
To cite this article
Bazigha Kadhim Abdul Rasool, Sabeena Salam, Effectiveness of Teaching-Learning Strategies for Calculation Based Pharmacy Courses in a Bachelor’s Program, Science Journal of Education. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 108-112. doi: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20160402.24
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