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Using a Virtual Tablet Machine to Improve Student Understanding of the Complex Processes Involved in Tablet Manufacturing
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience.
Umeå University, Umeå University Library, Centre for teaching and learning (UPL).
Umeå University, Umeå University Library, Centre for teaching and learning (UPL).
2016 (English)In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, ISSN 0002-9459, E-ISSN 1553-6467, Vol. 80, no 5, 87Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Objective. To develop and implement a virtual tablet machine simulation to aid distance students' understanding of the processes involved in tablet production.

Design. A tablet simulation was created enabling students to study the effects different parameters have on the properties of the tablet. Once results were generated, students interpreted and explained them on the basis of current theory.

Assessment. The simulation was evaluated using written questionnaires and focus group interviews. Students appreciated the exercise and considered it to be motivational. Students commented that they found the simulation, together with the online seminar and the writing of the report, was beneficial for their learning process.

Conclusion. According to students' perceptions, the use of the tablet simulation contributed to their understanding of the compaction process.

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2016. Vol. 80, no 5, 87
Keyword [en]
virtual tablet machine, simulation, pharmacy education, expected learning outcomes
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Pharmacology and Toxicology Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124352ISI: 000379511400016PubMedID: 27402990OAI: diva2:1034504
Available from: 2016-10-12 Created: 2016-08-04 Last updated: 2016-10-12Bibliographically approved

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