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Pharmacy students benefitting from £500,000 facilities at University of Wolverhampton

By Neil Trainis

PUBLISHED: July 31, 2017 | UPDATED: July 31, 2017

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The University of Wolverhampton has invested £500,000 in new interactive teaching spaces to help pharmacy students pass their exams.

First, second and third year students studying for their pharmacy master’s degree are benefiting from £250,000 team-based learning facilities compete with touch screen technology and mobile classroom seating. The university has also invested £250,000 in a new pharmacy practice suite to support clinical aspects of the course. The Pharmacy course was re-accredited in 2014.

“The idea behind team-based learning is to provide students with self-directed learning with focus on increased integration of subjects,” said Dr Rebecca Butler, senior lecturer in pharmaceutical chemistry in the faculty of science and engineering.

“The learning is active rather than static, encouraging teamwork which provides students with opportunities to engage more with their peers – completely changing the ethos of how we deliver pharmacy education.”

Tesha Gunputh, a third-year pharmacy student, said: “One of the main skills that pharmacy students need is communication and through team-based learning I’ve definitely been able to build on my communication skills.

“There are people who are really good at maths, really good at chemistry or biology, so the fact that you can get that team mix really helps with your learning.”