THREE YEARS OF INNOVATION TUTORIAL IN THE DEGREES OF THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA. TUTORGRADOS

M.J. Muñoz Alférez

University of Granada, Faculty of Pharmacy (SPAIN)
The Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Granada, is developing a tutorial plan (TUTORGRADOS), for the new students of the degrees of Pharmacy, Human Nutrition, Dietetic and Food Science and Technology. We have developed three years of tutorial innovation and our aim is to continue with this pedagogic action. All the Departments in the Faculty participated in this action. The inscription in the plan by the lecturers and the students has been voluntary (92 and 839 respectively). A maximum of 4 students per academic year has been assigned to each professor. A follow-up of the students has been performed by means of individual tutorships. Participants have organized workshops or seminars such as: advice in the matriculation, procedure of permanency, funding sources and scholarships, search of bibliographical information and elaboration of informs, teaching platforms, speaking skills and habits of study, safety and hygiene in the laboratory and mobility, between many others. The majority of the programmed activities have been realized satisfactorily, 75% of the students think that they are beneficial for their training and for getting new skills. The demand of individual tutorships has been acceptable though it is necessary to encourage the students to reinforce their participation. The majority of the students and the lecturers would recommend the adhesion to the plan to some colleague.