Pharmacy Practice Faculty Publications

Title

The Age Game: An Interactive Tool to Supplement Course Material in a Geriatrics Elective

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2004

Journal Title

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Volume

68

Issue

5

First Page

1

Last Page

6

Article Number

115

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.5688/aj6805115

Abstract

Objective. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of The Age Game as an interactive learning tool for geriatrics-related topics.

Methods. Forty-seven students enrolled in the geriatrics elective offered at 2 colleges of pharmacy completed a survey after playing The Age Game.

Results. Students reported that The Age Game enhanced problem-solving skills, challenged them to think critically, actively involved them in the learning process, and prepared them to counsel geriatric patients and become competent pharmacists.

Conclusion. The Age Game can serve as a useful learning tool to complement geriatrics-related topics taught to pharmacy students.

Keywords

Elderly, geriatrics, interactive learning, elective course