- 医療薬学 (ISSN:1346342X)
- vol.28, no.1, pp.57-62, 2002-02-10 (Released:2011-03-04)
In 1996, the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the Education and Research Center of Kyoto Pharmaceutical University was established to enrich the education program of pharmaceutical health care and sciences, and to also be used as a pre-training program for undergraduates before taking part in externships at hospitals or pharmacies. In the following year, the training center of clinical pharmacy (a simulated pharmacy) was also founded, and has since been used for the practical training of pharmaceutical health care and sciences for third-year undergraduate students. We herein describe our findings of an unregistered questionnaire survey of the undergraduate students' view, while also evaluating and discussing the effectiveness of this training program.Almost all students considered undergoing the practical training to be useful and necessary for them, because their scores before and after the training were 4.24 and 4.56 points on a scale of 5 point maximum, respectively. The students also evaluated each part of the training program, with mean values before and after the practice 3.75-4.01 and 3.70-4.39, respectively. The students did voice various opinions regarding the practical training program. Consequently, the students are satisfied with the practical training programs at present, however, we will have to continually improve such programs to better meet the students needs.