INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA IN PHARMACY EDUCATION
Universidad de Concepción (CHILE)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2010 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 15-17 November, 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:The students of Faculty of Pharmacy from University of Concepcion who deal with similar subjects in this career, poorly they integrate the contents given by their academicians. In order to deliver these in attractive form and to motivate in them a major complementation of matters by means of auto-learning, the aim of this work was a platform implemented interactive multimedia as a support to the traditional presencial class.
There was used the technological platform Moodle with integrative structure-activity and physicochemical contents of two courses, Medicinal Chemistry and Drugs Analysis. The students acceded to this tool from a personal computer in second academic semester (2009).
The platform (and pages of virtual work) including topics in Central Nervous System drugs were evaluated by means of survey applied to the students. They were in accordance with the platform as a good tool of work (100%) and as a system of useful complement learning and support of the traditional class (95 %).
This new methodology has allowed to strength the process education–learning, achieving in students a better comprehension of the matters, a more active participation of them, and a major safety in the acquired knowledge.
Keywords: Pharmacy education, interactive multimedia, auto-learning.