Facility infrastructure, technology, and class size allow faculty to utilize a toolbox of innovative teaching and active learning methods.
The Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy
The Center for Sciences and Pharmacy (CSP), offers a physical environment conducive to educational and social exchange within all classrooms. Additionally, faculty and administrative offices are all housed in the same location. The instructional spaces foster abilities-based teaching, learning, and assessment via a simulated hospital room for acute care practice, a model pharmacy (Secundem Artem) for outpatient and inpatient dispensing, clinic patient assessment rooms for ambulatory care, and a multipurpose and sterile products labs for compounding.
The larger lecture classrooms are sized for 80 learners and arranged such that instructors can move easily throughout the space. Small classrooms for breakout sessions and small discussion spaces are easily accessible from the larger lecture classrooms. Technology provides a framework for the delivery of educational materials and facilitates enhanced teaching, learning, and assessment practices. The facility is wireless, in addition to having dedicated ports in classrooms, laboratories and offices that ensure high-speed access throughout. Several courses are scheduled in sections, allowing for smaller group instruction and more individualized attention.
Technology at Your Fingertips
Preparation for Practice
Tablet Program A learner tablet program supports the use of mobile technology as a learning tool inside and outside of the classroom. Recorded Lectures and KODIAK Calssroom All main classroom lectures are captured using ECHO360 and posted online typically within two hours, serving as a study and review resource for learners. Class materials, assignments, and examinations are online using a robust course management system (Desire2Learn, a.k.a. KODIAK). Audio/Video Enabled Simulation Recording Simulated patient care areas are audio/video-captured to allow learners and instructors to review, annotate, and assess patient care activities. Simulated Medical Record System An electronic medical record is being incorporated into patient care courses to simulate real life practice.
Multimedia Classroom Teaching
Classroom teaching is delivered using lecture formats, discussions, peer group activities and presentations, simulations, and workshops. The College of Pharmacy’s robust technology program requires learners to lease tablet devices and utilize them in every aspect of the learning process, both didactically and experientially. Wireless facilities, lecture capture, simulation capture, numerous e-resources, and an academic electronic medical record allow learners to seamlessly engage with instructional platforms. The Simulation Suite, Model Pharmacy, sterile products lab, and standardized patient assessment areas are all video captured to allow learners to review and reflect for self directed learning.