Evolution of a Natural Products and Nutraceuticals Course in the Pharmacy Curriculum.

Title

Evolution of a Natural Products and Nutraceuticals Course in the Pharmacy Curriculum.

Creator

Geldenhuys Werner J; Cudnik Michelle L; Krinsky Daniel L; Darvesh Altaf S

Publisher

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Date

2015
2015-08

Description

Objective. To develop, implement, and modify a required, second-year pharmacy course that provides an understanding of the scientific, therapeutic, and clinical principles, as well as the evidence-based medicine underlying the use of natural products. Design. A 28-hour, multi-faculty course was developed and offered in 2008. The course was modified over the years to enhance students' practice skills in the use of natural products. A course evaluation and survey were administered to assess the students' opinions. Assessment. Students performed well in the course and provided favorable evaluations, especially for the latest offering. Students reported significantly improved skills in providing advice to patients regarding the use of natural products. Conclusion. The course increased the students' knowledge and application of information and counseling skills regarding natural products.

Subject

Humans; *Biological Products/therapeutic use; *Clinical Competence; *Dietary Supplements; course curriculum; Curriculum/*trends; dietary supplements; Educational Measurement/methods; evidence-based medicine; herbal products; nutraceuticals; Education; *Students; Pharmacy; Pharmacy/methods/*trends

Identifier

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

82–82

Issue

6

Volume

79

Citation

Geldenhuys Werner J; Cudnik Michelle L; Krinsky Daniel L; Darvesh Altaf S, “Evolution of a Natural Products and Nutraceuticals Course in the Pharmacy Curriculum.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 14, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5250.

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