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Pharmacy Taster Day

Pharmacy Taster Day

Location: Richmond building, University of Bradford

Date and Time:
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 12:30 - 16:00

For BSc (Hons) Pharmacy.

Pharmacy Masterclass


12:30 - 12:45

Arrival and Registration

Register in the Atrium, at the University's Richmond building

12:45 - 13:00

Sub-session: Short Pharmacy presentation 
Diane Butterworth
L4, Richmond

13:00 - 13:45 Sub-session: Life Sciences Simulation Technology 
Dr Keren Bielby-Clarke
L4, Richmond 
13:45 - 14:45 Sub-session: Molecules to Man: How medicines are made 
Diane Butterworth, David Benson and Damian Yeadon
K6, Richmond
14:45 - 15:45 Sub-session: Making creams: Hands-on activity 
Dr Krzysztof Paluch, David Benson and Damian Yeadon
K13, Richmond

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 manikin, and see their impact.

This session is suitable for students interested in studying Pharmacy, Optometry, Clinical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences.

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.

Making creams: Hands-on activity

Creams are aqueous based formulations that form a layer on the skin upon application.

Healthy skin is critical for protecting our body from infections and many skin conditions are treated by application of creams topically.

In this activity, you will prepare a moisturising cream. They are called moisturising creams because they deliver water to external layers of skin, hydrating it.

Book your place

Teachers can book a group of students on to a Taster Day using this form.

Individuals - please book your place using the button below:

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