Journal article

Effectiveness of a national approach to prescribing education for multiple disciplines

Santosh Khanal, Tom Buckley, Chris Harnden, Michelle Koo, Gregory Peterson, Anna Ryan, Justin Tse, Juanita Westbury, Yeqin Zuo

BRITISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2013

Abstract

AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness of a national approach to prescribing education on health professional students' prescribing and therapeutics knowledge, across multiple disciplines. METHODS: In a university examination setting, 83 medical, 40 pharmacy and 13 nurse practitioner students from three different universities completed a set of multiple choice questions (MCQs) before and after completing an online module from the National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC). To minimize overestimation of knowledge, students had to indicate the level of certainty for each answer on a three-point scale. MCQs were scored using a validated certainty-based marking scheme resulting in a composite score (max..

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