QuickNav:
Search:   
 

  Journal Metadata Search: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy - American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Title

Students' Perceived Satisfaction with and Utility of Pharmacy Communications Course Work (Galley)

View PDF

Author(s)

Brian C. Reisetter and Paul G. Grussing

Journal

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Vol. 61, No. 3 (1997)
DOI: aj6103271.pdf

ISSN

002-9459

Publisher

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Abstract

An eight-school exploratory survey of pharmacy student perceptions about their pharmacy communications course work is presented. Based on communication teaching methods reported in the literature, an instrument was developed to measure perceived satisfaction with, and utility of such course work. In addition, preparedness to perform several communication tasks required during final-year clinical rotations was measured. Results indicate that nontraditional, nondidactic methods of teaching communication have a higher perceived satisfaction and utility. In addition, studentsí perceptions of preparedness were significantly and positively correlated with exposure to nontraditional and nondidactic methods. Comparisons are also presented involving degree conferred, type of school ownership, and studentsí participation in the APhA Patient Counseling Competition.

Copyright © 2003 - 2006 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
1426 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
United States of America
Phone: (703) 739-2330 -- Fax: (703) 836-8982
www.aacp.org