Three departmental projects have attracted funding by the Faculty of Science Teaching Development Fund:
1. MPharm Inter-professional Learning with University of Exeter Medical Students
The project aims to develop an e-Learning resource that can be used by pharmacy students at Bath, together with medical students at the University of Exeter. The resource will include videos of patients and pharmacists, which are reviewed by pharmacy students before referral to medical students for written prescriptions. These prescriptions are subsequently reviewed by pharmacy students for accuracy and clinical appropriateness.
The project was submitted by Pharmacy & Pharmacology (Lynette James- Project Leader, Keith Brown and Philip Rogers) and the LTEO (Lisa McIver).
2. Development of Learning Materials for Prospective Students
The aim of this bid is to deliver and evaluate apps for students considering studying at the University of Bath. A key component of the project is that the materials are to be developed by first-year students who will therefore gain extra-curricular digital literacies and presentation skills in the process, suitable for the Bath Award. In this way, the project will not only deliver bespoke resources tailored to prospective students, but will also enhance our current students’ learning experience.
The project aims to deliver two apps -one for Pharmacy & Pharmacology and one for Physics. It is lead by Keith Brown from P & P, and Fran Laughton from Physics. It involves 8 academics from these departments, and will be evaluated in collaboration with the Widening Participation Office and the Students Union. For further details please see: http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/keithbrown/?p=86
3. Feasibility studies on the use of Moodle quiz software for automated assessments.
A joint study between Pharmacy & Pharmacology (Philip Rogers and Malcolm Watson) with colleagues in Biology & Biochemistry (Momna Hejmadi, Project Leader) and Chemistry (Andrew Burrows). The project will examine the feasibility of replacing ageing assessment technology with new facilities available in Moodle: Currently the 3 departments rely on a system which involves hard-copy questionnaires completed by students, and manually processed by the department.
This project is a feasibility study to evaluate the use of Moodle Quiz for summative assessments. A mock-up of a MCQ-style test from each of the three departments will be trialled in this study.