Effectiveness of Theoretical and Practical Courses in the Pharmacy Program: Feedback of Pharmacy Undergraduate Students

Background: Practical courses are important for students pursuing professional degrees such as a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences to strengthen their skills and competencies. The pharmacy curriculum needs to be revised and assessed on a regular basis in order to successfully equip students with the necessary skills and human values to become effective and responsible practitioners. Stakeholder feedback, particularly that of students, is still crucial in the modification and updating of professional programmes.

The purpose of this study was to find out what pharmacy undergraduate students in Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia thought about the usefulness of academic and practical courses in the pharmacy curriculum.

Methods: A survey was created for this study based on a literature evaluation of the efficiency of theoretical and practical training. The descriptive statistics were expressed as numbers and percentages, and the data was collected using a Google form.

Results: More than 71 percent of students believed that courses with practical components were more interesting than those with purely theoretical components. Furthermore, more than 73 percent of students believed that the practical portion of the course helped them better understand the principles of the course. Purely 26.53 percent of students agreed that courses that were only theoretical were difficult to comprehend well, and only 22.45 percent agreed that courses that were only practical were difficult to understand successfully.

Conclusion: Pharmacy students were more interested in practical learning than academic learning, according to the study. Undergraduate pharmacy programmes should contain enough credit hours of practical coursework, according to pharmacy schools.

Author(S) Details

Mohammad Javed Ansari
Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia.

Nehad J. Ahmed
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia.

Mohd Faiyaz Khan
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz Univers

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