PRESENTATION OF EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS USED AS MODERN TOOLS TO HELP PHARMACY STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND CHEMICAL QUESTIONS OF ANALYTICS AND PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
1 Universidad Complutense Madrid (SPAIN)
2 Universidad Complutense Madrid, IEM-CSIC (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The study of scientific subjects for Pharmacy students is not easy actually. Most of them try to avoid Physics and Chemistry in their itineraries in Secondary School by choosing more pleasant topics like Biology and Geology that need more memory and use few equations. This leads to a complex scenario for students and teachers in the first and second year of Faculty. In this context assimilation of these topics collides with absence of knowledge and lack of ability to carry out scientific reasoning, on one side, and with apathy and discouragement, on the other. Students register for these subjects on their first, second, etc.., semester, what forces us to make some improvements in learning methods.
Big changes that have been occurred in our society in the last years, introduced by new technologies, have influenced not only our daily behavior but also the way we can gain access to knowledge. Young people are used to collect pictures and sound in files stored in cloud and accessible from everywhere. This fact could become an advantage for teaching process if benefits of these technologies are included in students learning process. Last year we present the development of a new project that included the elaboration of educational videos to be used in the teaching-learning process of physical chemistry and analytic for students of Pharmacy Degree in Spain.
In this work we present the final results of the elaboration of the project. Our work includes the presentation of twenty three videos, every one acts individually and contains the reasoned response to diverse questions that has their answer in physical and analytical chemistry and students can find daily in their jobs or in their lives.
We describe several specific examples:
• How can we calculate the expiration date of a drug?
• How does a car catalyst work?
Each video has a length between five and ten minutes. Related scientific theory is included and explained.
This new tool can be considered as a modern way to achieve scientific knowledge to students contributing positively to the teaching-learning process in modern class.
Keywords: Pharmacy Degree, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, videos.