Title

The regis model for pharmacy education: A highly integrated curriculum delivered by team-based learning™ (TBL)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2013

Abstract

Objective: To develop and implement a professional pharmacy curriculum designed to meet the Regis University School of Pharmacy educational outcomes through integration of the biological, pharmaceutical, social/behavior/administrative pharmacy, and clinical sciences using a teaching methodology that is student-centered emphasizing higher-order learning. Methods: Curricular content is integrated both horizontally and vertically within a seven-course sequence structure. Team-Based Learning™ (TBL) was selected by the faculty as overarching instructional strategy for delivery of the first three years of the curriculum. All students and faculty were anonymously surveyed after three years to determine perceptions of TBL and its impact on student behaviors and competencies. Both students and faculty preferred the TBL delivery method. Faculty perceived positive effects on student behaviors and engagement, and students recorded favorable perceptions of the impact of TBL on communication and critical thinking skills. Conclusion: An integrated pharmacy curriculum delivered primarily by TBL during the first three years of a four-year program was implemented, and it was received positively by nearly all faculty and students. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

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