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Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning



Objective. To implement and assess web-based learning modules on baseline pharmacy student knowledge prior to a general medicine advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE).

Methods. Three web-based learning modules were developed for use prior to a general medicine APPE. Students completed pre- and post-assessments specific to each learning module. Additionally, students completed perception surveys at the conclusion of the APPE to determine the utility of these modules and the impact on student learning experiences.

Results. Use of the web-based training (WBT) modules resulted in a statistically significant improvement in post-assessment scores for two of the three modules (p < 0.001). Student participants found the modules easy to use and helpful in APPE preparation.

Conclusions. Utilization of a WBT module prior to a general medicine APPE improves baseline knowledge among pharmacy students.


NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 6(4), 2014 DOI: 10.1016/j.cptl.2014.04.005.