journal club-Impact of a Diabetes Certificate Program on PharmD Students' Knowledge and Skills

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This is for journal club discussion,and i would like to discuss it on coming Tuesday. The link is made below http://www.google.co.in/#hl=en&source=hp&q=impact+of+pharmD+graduates+ab... Objectives To determine the impact of a pre graduation diabetes certificate program on PharmD students' knowledge and skills. Methods A comprehensive elective in diabetes was created and implemented in the third-professional year of the PharmD curriculum. A non randomized, single-blinded, controlled, 2-year study was conducted to determine the impact of the elective. Written and oral examinations were administered to the participants and students in a control group. Results The certificate students' (N = 25) and control students' (N = 12) average oral examination grades were 88.5% +- 13.4% and 89.5% +- 15.8%, respectively (p = 0.58). The certificate students' average grade on the counseling section of the oral examination was 9% higher than that of the students in the control group (p = 0.01). The certificate students' and control students' grades on the written examination were 80.9 +- 11.1% and 61.1 +- 17.4% (p = 0.0062), respectively. Conclusions A diabetes certificate program improved students' knowledge of diabetes disease state management and patient education skills compared to students who did not take the elective. Keywords: diabetes certificate program, diabetes, assessment, certificate

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Dixon Thomas's picture

Could you give information on online diabetes certification programs if you know

Mr. Dixon Thomas, M. Pharm, M. S., RPh Assoc. Prof., RIPER 

 

Dixon Thomas's picture

Good. Now dont forget to draw cartoons for the ACPI national cartoon competition on pharmacist role in Diabetes care

Mr. Dixon Thomas, M. Pharm, M. S., RPh Assoc. Prof., RIPER 

 

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