Drs. Alisa Spinelli and Tracy Frame, assistant professors in the College of Pharmacy, were recently published in Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, a professional journal for pharmacy education.
Spinelli published “Assessing the Value of a Pharmacy Student First Aid Volunteer Experience at a Large Venue Sporting Event,”an article co-written by Drs. Randell Doty and Melonie Stanton from the University of Florida.
Their research assessed the perceived value to pharmacy students in volunteering at first aid stations during University of Florida football games. The study concluded that the volunteer opportunity significantly improved the confidence of pharmacy student participants in providing patient care activities and recognizing patients who were experiencing a medical emergency.
In November, Frame published an article entitled, “Student Perceptions of a Self-Care Course Taught Exclusively by Team-Based Learning and Utilizing Twitter”, co-written by Drs. Kelly Wright and Melody Hartzler from Cedarville University in Ohio.
The objective of their research was to assess student perceptions of the use of team-based learning (TBL) and Twitter in an Introduction to Self-Care course. Overall, their study revealed TBL use in the course as favorable, but course improvements were needed, such as increasing the course to three credit hours and reshaping the use of social media to better engage students in discussion beyond the classroom.