The University of Wolverhampton

New interactive space offers right prescription for flexible learning

The University of Wolverhampton has invested £1/2 million in new interactive teaching spaces offering Pharmacy students the right prescription for flexible learning.

First, second and third year students studying on the Pharmacy Master’s degree course (MPharm) are benefiting from new £250,000 Team Based Learning facilities which have been introduced at the University’s City Campus in Wolverhampton.

The structured classroom space is equipped with touch screen technology and mobile classroom seating – all designed to create a collaborative and flexible learning environment and encourage student teamwork.

The University has also invested £250,000 in a new Pharmacy Practice Suite to support clinical aspects of the course.  The Pharmacy course was successfully re-accredited in 2014. 

Dr Rebecca Butler, Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, said:  “The idea behind Team Based Learning is to provide students with self-directed learning with focus on increased integration of subjects.

“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, 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.”

Anyone interested in studying Pharmacy should visit the next Open Day on Saturday 17th June 2017 or email SOPAdmissions@wlv.ac.uk  to find out more.

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Date Issued: 10th May 2017

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