B. Lopez1, C. Rueda2, M. Sánchez-Paniagua López1, C. Sainz2, P. Sevilla3

1Sec. Dept. Quimica Analitica, Facutad Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (SPAIN)
2Dept. Quimica Fisica II, Facutad Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (SPAIN)
3Dept. Quimica Fisica II, Facutad Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. IEM CSIC. (SPAIN)
The objective of this work is the development of virtual methodologies to facilitate teaching and learning of Chemical disciplines for students of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Complutense University. We have produced short videos showing scientific explanations for questions derived from everyday problems and professional challenges related with chemical or physical chemistry disciplines.

The use of the new technologies adapted to the European Higher Education Area means a renewal of the old methods and tools used. Students have to make an effort to acquire basic knowledge that will enable them to understand and develop more specific materials, at the same time, teachers have to provide them basic training that will permit to understand and address other specific subjects in pharmacy, such as pharmaceutical technology, biochemistry, bio-pharmacy etc. As important as knowledge is to acquire transverse competencies that permit students to solve problems to overcome situations they will face in their future professional life, thus constituting a new dimension in learning and teaching process. Work material for the Degree of Pharmacy, at students disposal, does not match, in general, this dimension.

The methodology of this work focuses on the production of videos, using "videoscribe" software (, conceived as attractive and modern tools, to interact and to be used by students. Issues will arise from specific areas of Physical Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry and their relation with daily and/or professional situations that students may be involved in their future. Answers will be reasoned using scientific arguments. Items will be organized in different blocks corresponding to the diverse areas and within it grouped into related topics. A principal presentation of "power point" including index will allow the student to link to the desired video.

The videos we are going to develop will become a reference tool for students of Degree of Pharmacy. They will be accessible in the Virtual Campus or as open file on the web of the University. These videos represent an easy way for the students to understand translation from theoretical scientific knowledge to individual and specific situations on daily work life.