Current Research in Medicine

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

Yazun Bashir Jarrar

DOI : 10.3844/amjsp.2011.29.31

Current Research in Medicine

Volume 2, Issue 1

Pages 29-31


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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