Skills development by project-based education in the food and diet course of a pharmacy program.

Yvan Vander Heyden, Eric Deconinck, Carine Vannecke, Frederik Questier, Elke Van Gyseghem, Desire Massart

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    Abstract

    Project-based education was introduced in the food and diet course of the Masters program in Pharmacy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The students were divided into groups, each dealing with two projects. One was related to general food science and one to diet products available in public pharmacies. For each project the students prepared a report, an oral presentation and a publication (such as a poster, flyer, article or website) oriented to a broad public. The tutor of each group supervised the activities and evaluated the students both individually and as a team. The students also evaluated their fellow group members. Moderate to high correlations were observed between the evaluations of tutors and students.

    Over the years it has been observed that the introduction of project-based education improves particular skills of students. Individual evaluation was somewhat problematic, but a suitable methodology was attempted.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)235-238
    JournalPharmacy Education
    Volume7
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2007

    Keywords

    • project-based education
    • pharmacy

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