University of Castilla-La Mancha, Faculty of Pharmacy (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2023 Proceedings
Publication year: 2023
Pages: 7474-7478
ISBN: 978-84-09-49026-4
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2023.2045
Conference name: 17th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2023
Location: Valencia, Spain
This paper introduces the experience carried out within the framework of a teaching innovation project developed at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Castilla-La Mancha. This project arises from the proposal of the Teaching Innovation Unit, in response to a request from the coordination team of the Degree in Pharmacy. After more than ten years since the implementation of this Degree in the UCLM, certain difficulties have been detected in our students to overcome some first-year subjects. This innovation project aims to reinforce these basic concepts that, identified by the professor as more difficult to understand, are essential in the training of the Pharmacy graduate. The technique used is based on the Flipped Classroom methodology and stands on short and direct videos starred in the students themselves, in collaboration with the professors.

To make the videos more attractive, and thus increase their impact, students from higher levels have participated in these recordings targeted to their first courses classmates. An open access repository of "knowledge pills" has been generated, to be consulted by the students at any time, and available to the lecturers as a reinforcement teaching tool throughout the course.

This work details the different phases of the project, from the identification and definition of the key aspects of each subject that needed reinforcement through this action, to the evaluation of the impact on the student's own results, going through the description of the methodology implemented.

Whereas some more time is needed for a deeper analysis of the effectiveness of this action in the medium term, the repository of "knowledge pills" created is a valuable result of the project itself, and its Open Access nature makes it attractive to other Entities offering a Pharmacy Degree.
Knowledge pills, teaching innovation project, Pharmacy, flipped classroom.