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What are the attributes of good pharmacy faculty (lecturers)? An international comparison of the views of pharmacy undergraduate students from universities in Australia and Wales, UK

Spark, J M, Tawil, R, O'Brien, B, Sutherland-Plozza, Z, Charles, S and John, David 2017. What are the attributes of good pharmacy faculty (lecturers)? An international comparison of the views of pharmacy undergraduate students from universities in Australia and Wales, UK. Pharmacy Education 17 (1) , pp. 36-42.

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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate what La Trobe pharmacy students (Australia) considered to be the attributes of a good lecturer (faculty member) and to compare the findings to pharmacy undergraduates at Cardiff University, Wales, UK. A 22 item questionnaire, developed at Cardiff, was administered to students at La Trobe University. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, and Mann-Whitney U Test or Kruskal-Wallis Test were used to compare groups. Ethics approval was obtained. Pharmacy students believed good lecturers (faculty) provided clear instruction and assessment criteria, were enthusiastic, inspired students to do their best, motivated students to learn, were accessible for support and started the teaching sessions on time. They also provided timely feedback and illustrated the relevance of material to pharmacy. Australian and UK pharmacy undergraduates in this study shared the same opinions on most aspects of the positive attributes of faculty (lecturers).

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Pharmacy
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment, feedback, learning, interaction, motivation, student support
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1560-2214
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 February 2017
Date of Acceptance: 29 December 2016
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 23:43
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/98507

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