Innovations in Pharmacy Education during the Pandemic: Using Learning Science to support laboratory-based practical skills

  • J McCartney University of the Western Cape
  • S Egieyeh University of the Western Cape
  • N Ebrahim University of the Western Cape
  • E Braaf University of the Western Cape
  • D Beukes University of the Western Cape

Abstract

South Africa’s higher education sector rapidly switched from campus-based teaching to online asynchronous teaching in April 2020. This sudden change imposed on universities saw pharmacy academics rushing to master new skills, re-invent laboratory-based practicals and assignments, develop online asynchronous teaching resources and explore various digital techniques that could be utilised during South Africa’s lockdown period, which extended over far more months than the initial few weeks that were implemented.

Author Biographies

J McCartney, University of the Western Cape

School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

S Egieyeh, University of the Western Cape

School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

N Ebrahim, University of the Western Cape

School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

E Braaf, University of the Western Cape

School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

D Beukes, University of the Western Cape

School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Published
2021-08-31
Section
Cum Laude