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Assessment of Pharmacy Students’ Knowledge and Attitude towards Environmental Education and Impact of Environmental Change on Health

By, Neha P, Anirudh D, Ramyashri, Ligade VS, Journal ID: RJCE-26-02-2020-14
(This article belongs to Vol - 13, Issue - 03)

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Every academic subject play important role in respective field. Due to global warming, importance of environmental science subject has gained significant attention in all field including pharmacy. Objective: The present study made an attempt to assess pharmacy student knowledge and attitude towards environmental education and impact of environmental change on health. Methods: This study was a cross-sectional classroom survey among D Pharm, B Pharm, M Pharm and Pharm D students. The survey tool was distributed to 514 students in pharmacy college in Manipal, Karnataka, India. A brief introduction of study objective was provided to students and were instructed to respond independently. Results: Of all the respondents (n=514) 51% of respondents are of opinion that environmental science is one of the important subject at school/college level. 82% of the respondents felt that deforestation is major factor for environmental damage or climate change. 78% of respondents opined that, it is responsibility of every individual to protect environment. According to 70.4% of respondents change in environmental climate have affected human health. Conclusion: The study results revealed that the participating pharmacy students were aware of environmental issues. Students had positive attitude towards environmental science education and are concern about impact of environmental change on health

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