Student perceptions of a Top 200 Medication Course utilizing active learning techniques

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Objectives: To describe the unique teaching format of a Top 200 Medication Course, evaluate student performance, and describe student perceptions of the course.

Methods: Seventy one first year students enrolled in a required Top 200 Medication Course were asked to complete an electronic survey assessing the student's perception of the active learning format of the class. In particular team work, workload, and testing methods were evaluated.

Results: Direct and indirect assessments indicated that students achieved the outcomes of the course. Student perceptions were assessed via an intra-semester and end of year survey with positive results.

Conclusions: The active learning techniques were viewed favorably by students in a Top 200 Medication Course. Further study of these techniques in a Top 200 Medication Course should occur in order to maximize their benefits.


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