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Pharmacy 2018, 6(1), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy6010016

An Active Learning Activity to Reinforce the Design Components of the Corticosteroids

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School of Pharmacy, University of Saint Joseph, 229 Trumbull Street, Hartford, CT 06103, USA
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School of Pharmacy, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, USA
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Received: 5 January 2018 / Revised: 30 January 2018 / Accepted: 31 January 2018 / Published: 5 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Pharmacy Education and Student / Practitioner Training)
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Despite the popularity of active learning applications over the past few decades, few activities have been reported for the field of medicinal chemistry. The purpose of this study is to report a new active learning activity, describe participant contributions, and examine participant performance on the assessment questions mapped to the objective covered by the activity. In this particular activity, students are asked to design two novel corticosteroids as a group (6–8 students per group) based on the design characteristics of marketed corticosteroids covered in lecture coupled with their pharmaceutics knowledge from the previous semester and then defend their design to the class through an interactive presentation model. Although class performance on the objective mapped to this material on the assessment did not reach statistical significance, use of this activity has allowed fruitful discussion of misunderstood concepts and facilitated multiple changes to the lecture presentation. As pharmacy schools continue to emphasize alternative learning pedagogies, publication of previously implemented activities demonstrating their use will help others apply similar methodologies. View Full-Text
Keywords: active-learning; medicinal chemistry; large lectures; group learning; corticosteroids active-learning; medicinal chemistry; large lectures; group learning; corticosteroids
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Slauson, S.R.; Mandela, P. An Active Learning Activity to Reinforce the Design Components of the Corticosteroids. Pharmacy 2018, 6, 16.

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