White, S, Gifford, A and Frisher, M (2021) Experiential learning in public health: evaluation of a health promotion campaign assessment for pharmacy students. Pharmacy Education, 21. 56 - 64. ISSN 1477-2701

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Description: Students in small groups designed, delivered and evaluated real-life health promotion campaigns in the local community. A peer assessed component was included from the fifth cohort onwards. Evaluation: Six successive cohorts of pharmacy students anonymously completed an evaluation questionnaire after finishing the assessment. Descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were undertaken on the data. The results showed that consistently more respondents reported the assessment as a positive experience than a negative experience. Significantly more respondents reported peer assessment as being useful and group members equally contributing to campaign planning in the cohorts with peer assessment compared to the pre-peer assessment cohorts, but peer assessment did not significantly affect enjoyment ratings. Respondents’ reported enjoyment of the assessment was significantly associated with agreement that it prepared them for health promotion in practice. Conclusions: Pharmacy students perceived the health promotion campaign assessment as appropriately challenging and enjoyable preparation for health promotion in practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The Pharmacy Education journal, published by FIP, remains an open access, free to publish, peer reviewed journal.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experiential Learning, Health promotion, Pharmacy education, Pharmacy students, Public health
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 08:38
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 08:38
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9839

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