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Development of a cancer-themed escape room learning activity for undergraduate pharmacy students.

Authors
  • Wilby, Kyle John1
  • Kremer, Lisa J1
  • 1 School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. , (New Zealand)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The International journal of pharmacy practice
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2020
Volume
28
Issue
5
Pages
541–543
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12622
PMID: 32307797
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a cancer-themed escape room as a learning activity for pharmacy students. A cancer-themed escape room was developed with four activities linked to patient assessment, communication, therapeutics and calculations. Twenty-six groups of six students challenged the escape room. Outcomes included student performance measures and resources required. A SWOC (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges) analysis was also conducted. A total of 20 student groups (77%) successfully escaped. The average escape time was 22 min. The SWOC analysis identified strengths of student engagement, opportunities for expansion, weaknesses related to student preparation, and some logistical challenges. A cancer-themed escape room is a viable learning tool for pharmacy students. © 2020 Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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