DOI: 10.1093/femsle/fnae016 ISSN: 0378-1097

An experience of multidisciplinary tutorials sessions about antibiotics in the third year of pharmacy studies in Angers, France: Learning assessment and evaluation of students’ feelings by a mixed approach

Audrey Taisne, Samuel Legeay, Isabelle Baglin, Olivier Duval, Matthieu Eveillard
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology


For undergraduate pharmacy students, the first step of antimicrobial stewardship learning objectives is to integrate antimicrobial knowledge from the foundational sciences. We hypothesised that using a multidisciplinary approach including two sessions of tutorials could be relevant in term of students’ interest, satisfaction and learning retention time. The evaluation of students’ feelings was based on a questionnaire including different dimensions and three focus groups with four students. Quantitative data were analysed with the EPI-INFO 7.2 software and a thematic analysis was implemented for qualitative data by using NVivo 12 software. The evaluation of students’ learning concerned both short-time learning retention (STLR) and medium-time learning retention (MTLR), six months after the last session. Overall, 63 students responded to the questionnaire. Most of them appreciated the tutorials according to the different dimensions envisaged. Focus groups confirmed the interest of students for the multidisciplinary approach, interactions with teachers and opportunities of learning transfers. Concurrently, a lack of self-efficacy, low confidence towards the other students, external regulation of motivation and poor autonomy were recorded for some participants. Finally, there was no significant decrease between the scores of the STLR assessment and those of the MTLR assessment (58.5 ± 12.1/100 and 54.4 ± 8.9/100 respectively).

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