Postgraduate teaching innovations and facilities
Keele University Postgraduate Pharmacy Courses are delivered as distance learning courses. Course material is provided in written format. Over the last two years we have been converting all of our modules into an on-line format. On-line delivery increases flexibility of learning and allows us to link students to other on-line resources to consolidate their learning. Most of our modules are now accessed via Keele’s Learning Environment (KLE). Students have provided very positive feedback on this development indicating that it is very user friendly and really convenient to have all the study materials in one place that can be accessed at any time. More recently we have produced module workbooks as iPDFs to allow students to make notes within the workbook as they are studying.
We now provide a number of key presentations relating to our programmes as podcasts available on the KLE. Some of the podcasts form part of the course induction material, others are to help students to approach the course assessments. The use of Podcasts allows students to access the information wherever and whenever is convenient for them. It also allows them to listen as many times as they need to.
We have recently introduced the use of Webinars to our courses. These allow us to present material and run workshops as we would at a face to face study day, but without the need for students to travel to Keele. The first of our Webinars evaluated well, with students and tutors commenting that the use of a Webinar encouraged them to focus more deeply on the tasks set than they would otherwise have done at a face to face study day. Students also commented that the time saved in travelling to Keele was beneficial.
The Pharmacy Postgraduate Team were the first in the University to use the electronic portfolio system PebblePad. Following successful use by postgraduate students, the use of PebblePad was rolled out the undergraduate pharmacy students and has now been adopted by the whole University.
Well Pharmacy & Clinical Skills Suite
You will study in modern facilities, alongside colleagues from other health and science courses, and will be equipped with the knowledge and skills essential for a successful career as a pharmacist.