The Effect of an Interactive Tutorial on the Prescribing Performance of Senior Medical Students

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Tonkin, Anne L ; Taverner, David ; Latte, Jenny ; Doecke, Christopher (2009)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Medical Education Online (issn: 1087-2981)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/meo.v11i.4588
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: education

Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of small group tutorials in teaching senior medical students the requirements of prescription writing. Design: Random allocation to interactive tutorial or didactic lecture with blinded evaluation. Subjects: All 1999 6th year medical students, the University of Adelaide. Results: The Tutorial Attenders (mean 13.3, SD 2.6) performed significantly better than the Lecture Group (mean12.2, SD 3.0) p=0.041 and the Non-attenders (mean10.7, SD 3.1) p=
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