Motivating undergraduate students via online learning to develop clinical competencies

Mc Namara, Kevin and Yeng Lee, Chooi 2014, Motivating undergraduate students via online learning to develop clinical competencies, Pharmacy education, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 101-108.

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Title Motivating undergraduate students via online learning to develop clinical competencies
Author(s) Mc Namara, KevinORCID iD for Mc Namara, Kevin orcid.org/0000-0001-6547-9153
Yeng Lee, Chooi
Journal name Pharmacy education
Volume number 14
Issue number 1
Start page 101
End page 108
Total pages 8
Publisher International Pharmaceutical Federation
Place of publication Hague, The Netherlands
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1447-2701
Keyword(s) clinical competencies
motivation
online learning
pharmacy
undergraduates
Summary Background: Online learning is becoming increasingly common for undergraduate health professions.Aims: To examine the effect of an online hypertension management module in motivating undergraduate pharmacystudents to further develop clinical competencies during future clinical placements.Method: The module focuses on approaches to counselling techniques for chronic disease management. It iscomplemented by therapeutics lectures, counselling tutorial and an objective structured clinical examination. A studentsurvey, constructed based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour, was undertaken after completion of the assessment.Results: Sixty two percent reported increased motivation to practice what they had learnt during placements, and amajority also reported improved attitudes and perceived self-efficacy. Levels of motivation had significant moderatecorrelations with improved appreciation of counselling techniques (r=0.489, p<0.001), and confidence to furtherpractice blood pressure counselling (r=0.411, p<0.001).Conclusion: Increased motivation to manage hypertension during future placements appears correlated with perceivedself-efficacy and engagement with the learning concepts.
Language eng
Field of Research 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
1115 Pharmacology And Pharmaceutical Sciences
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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