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A NEW LEARNING METHOD NEUROPHYSIOLOGY THROUGH THE WEBCT PLATFORM 6.2 UCM VIRTUAL CAMPUS

Our project for the virtualization of Neurophysiology through the WebCT platform 6.2 UCM Virtual Campus is based on the essential role of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as new methods of teaching physiology within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The aim of setting up a Virtual Campus for Neuroscience. Virtualization of Neurophysiology has been carried out by a group of nine teachers in Physiology, with extensive teaching experience from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in "Morphology, Histology and Cell Physiology " and " Physiology ", subjects included in the first cycle of the Bachelor of Pharmacy. Use of the Virtual Campus as a support to-face instruction (theory and practice) has significantly improved the acquisition of knowledge concerning the mechanisms of regulation and integration features of Neurophysiology. The students had presentations on the Web with a detailed summary of the fundamental conceptual basis of each item, as well as self-assessment tests of increasing complexity, correctness and a filter that automatically prevented the passage to a higher level of complexity without having acquired the minimum knowledge set in earlier. This together with the consultation of questions through e-mail provided to a large extent, the understanding of the contents covered. Of note is the excellent reception by students, the implementation of these materials in the Virtual Campus. In summary, the teaching work performed, overall, favoured a more active, autonomous, sustainable, cooperative and critical attitude of students in their learning process.