Pharmacy Taster Day
Date and Time:
Wed 1 Mar 2017, 12:30 - 16:00
The Pharmacy Masterclass taster day will be split into four sub-sessions. Those in attendance will be able to attend all of the sessions.
The taster day will run as follows:
12:30 - 12:45: Arrival and Registration
In the Richmond Building Atrium
12:45 - 13:00: Short Pharmacy Presentation
13:00 - 13:45: Life Sciences Simulation Technology
The human body is a complex machine, integrating systems which have completely different functions, and which can be affected by diseases or drug treatment.
In this session, students will investigate the structure and function of the human body and see its responses to different medications, using the advanced technologies in our simulation suite.
There will also be an opportunity to use our touch-sensitive virtual dissection table, which provides an overview of the basic anatomy of the human body and its major organs and systems, as well as a chance to administer common medications and treatments to our simulated mannequin and see their impact. This session is suitable for students interested in studying Pharmacy, Optometry, Clinical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences.
13:45 - 14:45: Molecules to Man: How medicines are made
We rely on medicines, sometimes daily, but rarely consider how they are made. Around 35% of all prescriptions are for compressed tablets, each carefully formulated to deliver an exact dose to the patient.
In this session, we will press our own pills and explore how high technology ensures millions of tablets are made safely every day.
We will also experiment with our recipe to solve different health and technical problems.
14:45 - 15:45: Measuring and Monitoring Health: Hands-on fun in a pharmacy
Pharmacists play an increasing role in preventing and managing illnesses through clinically commissioned services to improve the health of the public.
Come and have a go at taking a patient’s blood pressure, measure your peak flow rate, try a placebo asthma inhaler, measure blood glucose levels, and learn about how pharmacists are increasingly providing specialist services and clinics such as smoking cessation and flu vaccinations.