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Problem-Based Clinical Cases Increase the Level of Pharmacology Education for Physiotherapy Students

Yazun Bashir Jarrar1
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Current Research in Medicine
Volume 2 No. 1, 2011, 29-31

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/amjsp.2011.29.31

Submitted On: 25 September 2010 Published On: 29 March 2011

How to Cite: Jarrar, Y. B. (2011). Problem-Based Clinical Cases Increase the Level of Pharmacology Education for Physiotherapy Students. Current Research in Medicine, 2(1), 29-31. https://doi.org/10.3844/amjsp.2011.29.31

Abstract

Problem statement: Pharmacology course is mandatory course for physiotherapy students in most of Middle Eastern Universities. Most of physiotherapy students believe that they should not study pharmacology course during bachelor degree. In addition, their marks in pharmacology course were lower than other medical basic courses. Approach: The present study investigated how to improve the level of pharmacology education for physiotherapy students by introducing theoretical clinical cases showed the effect of physiotherapy on drug response. Results: The present study showed a significant difference in student performance before and after adding these clinical cases. Conclusion/Recommendations: This study concluded that addition of theoretical clinical cases which show the effect of physiotherapy techniques on drugs activity improved physiotherapy students performance in studying pharmacology.

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Keywords

  • Pharmacology education
  • physiotherapy students
  • medical basic courses
  • clinical cases