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1.  An Instructional Model for a Nonprescription Therapeutics Course 
Objectives
To design and implement curricular modifications to a nonprescription therapeutics course to better meet course objectives.
Design
Improvements included the addition of journaling, mastery grading, case studies, verbal examinations, educational mentors, and encouraging classroom participation.
Assessment
Student course evaluations and grades were used to assess the impact of the pedagogical modifications. Course grades indicated that students succeeded in learning at the set mastery level of 80%. Course evaluations indicated students responded positively to the course modifications.
Conclusion
Ongoing curricular modifications ultimately resulted in a course that met established course objectives.
PMCID: PMC2779646  PMID: 19960088
journaling; case-based learning; student evaluations; verbal examinations; nonprescription; therapeutics
2.  Status and Recommendations for Self-Care Instruction in US Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy, 2006 
Teachers of pharmacy self-care courses have met annually since 1998 at the Nonprescription Medicines Academy (NMA) held in Cincinnati, Ohio. During these meetings, self-care faculty members discuss methods of enhancing the teaching of self-care in US colleges and schools of pharmacy. Self-care courses are taught using a variety of methods and content is woven into pharmacy curricula in many different ways. This manuscript sets forth the current state of self-care instruction in pharmacy curricula including the recommended core curriculum, instructional methodologies, course mechanics, existing standards, and assessment and curricular placement, and makes recommendations for the future.
PMCID: PMC1803700  PMID: 17332865
nonprescription medicines; curriculum; self-care; instruction

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