Traditional methods of teaching and learning in higher education are ever-evolving. This report assesses the feasibility of developing a teaching aid for pharmacology modules. Focus groups were established to gauge student and staff opinions on the use of teaching aids and an extensive literature review was conducted. The study identifies and critically evaluates a range of possibilities that could be developed and discusses practical issues such as accessibility, inclusion and assessment, associated with these potential aids. This initial study concludes that a suitable aid could take the form of a student-led development of a wiki-type website resource that included access to case-studies giving students ‘real-life’ experience of the concepts being studied. This type of project requires considerable time and financial support; nevertheless, this idea could be extended for many drugs and could be used in any health science course.
|Journal||International Journal of Modern Education Forum|
|Early online date||01 Nov 2012|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2012|
Bibliographical noteThis is an open-access, peer-reviewed, international journal. The article was published online in November 2012 in advance of the print publication.
In September 2013, it was the Journal's third most downloaded paper with 204 downloads to date.
- Interactive Learning
- Teaching Aid