Journal Club

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Intended Audience

ACPE Universal Activity Number
Pharmacists: 0012-0000-15-232-H04-P

Activity Type

Randy C. Hatton, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Clinical Professor
University of Florida College of Pharmacy

CE Hours


Dates Available
4/15/2015  to 4/15/2018



This continuing education video provides an overview of precepting journal clubs for students and residents.  It discusses the benefits for trainees and preceptors and suggests areas for emphasis after the preceptor determines the best mode of delivery of the journal club content.  Trainees and preceptors should benefit from a systematic approach to reviewing key analytical studies.  Important potential issues with methods, presentation of results, and analysis of conclusion are discussed.  This overview may stimulate interest in additional professional development for specific topics relevant to well-done critiques of the literature.




At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of journal club for preceptors
  • Describe the purpose of journal club for students and residents
  • List the key elements considered for a journal club presentation
  • Explain how to put evidence in perspective


Course Completion Requirements

All coursework must be completed by the course expiration date. Must complete the final exam with a score of at least 70% and submit a course evaluation. You are only allowed one attempt on the final exam. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will report CPE credit to CPE Monitor and CEBroker when applicable. If you would like a paper statement of credit, you may print it from your NABP e-profile.


Computer Requirements

Supported Browsers: Because it’s built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. Canvas supports the most recent versions of Flash and popular web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 10 and 11
  • Chrome 42 and 43
  • Safari 7 and 8
  • Firefox 37 and 38 (Extended Releases are not supported)
  • Flash 16 and 17 (for recording or viewing audio/video and uploading files)
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser(supporting the latest system requirements)

Required Components: Flash is required in several places in Canvas: media recording/streaming and viewing as well as uploading files to a course or an assignment. Other than these features, Flash is not required to use most areas of Canvas. The Java plug-in is required for screen sharing in Conferences.

Internet Connection: A broadband Internet connection is strongly recommended. Slower connections should still be able to access e-Learning, but will take longer to load. A wired Ethernet connection is more dependable for test-taking than a wireless connection. Special Note about Satellite service: Some users with satellite Internet service may find their online courses do not load quickly or consistently due to satellite network design issues.



This course  in its entirety is copyrighted by the University of Florida Continuing Pharmacy Education and may not be duplicated or reproduced for any other purpose without specific written permission.



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This course received no outside funding support.

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