2012 年 132 巻 6 号 p. 769-775
The model core curriculum for pharmaceutical education specifies the specific behavioral objectives (SBOs) concerning adverse drug reactions, which aims to train pharmacy students to manage adverse drug reactions. Fukuoka University Hospital has developed a problem-based learning (PBL) program concerning adverse drug reactions as long-term practical training to collect adverse event information, identify adverse effects, and acquire management skills. Students' level of satisfaction with the program was high (approximately 90%), and the mean self-evaluation score for the SBOs concerning adverse reaction was 4.4 (5-grade scale), showing a high level of understanding. In addition, students' will of participation to the adverse drug reaction-reporting system was significantly improved after the PBL program, showing the usefulness of this program (p=0.02). However, the results of the PBL program revealed students' insufficient knowledge of adverse reactions and lack of reviewing skills, suggesting the need to improve the education system whereby students can learn adverse drug reactions in clinical settings.