Optimize Layered Learning, Improve Your Practice


Practice-based learning sites offer education and training experience to a wide variety of learners from introductory pharmacy experience to second year postgraduate pharmacy residencies with learners that have a diverse range of pharmacy backgrounds and experiences. Preceptors need to know how to adapt, plan and implement strategies to effectively educate and train each level of learner and create structured, preplanned learning experiences with appropriate, preplanned learning activities at the appropriate cognitive level. This session will provide preceptors with strategies for creating appropriate learning activities for each level of learning and based upon each learner’s level, past experiences and abilities in order to facilitate effective practice-based education and training.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe pharmacy practice models that successfully meet the educational needs of various levels of learners.
  2. Explain how to identify individual learner needs and adapt learning experiences to meet those needs.
  3. Develop strategies to match learning activities with teaching goals and objectives to address learner’s needs and support clinical skill development.
  4. Discuss opportunities to increase the accessibility, quality, quantity, and variety of learning opportunities for different levels of learners.
Suzanne Higginbotham, PharmD, BCACP, NCTTP
Director of Center for Pharmacy Care, Residency Programs and Continuing Pharmacy Education
Duquesne University
Jessica Skelley, PharmD, BCACP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Toral Patel, PHARMD
Asst. Professor, Dept. of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Colorado Skagg's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Community-Based Pharmacy Residencies
Session Time Slot(s): 
Friday, March 22
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Washington State Convention Center - Room 615-617
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-009-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .2
Activity Type: