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Pharmacy Education research group

The Pharmacy Education research group integrates practice and science and applies pharmacy practice research methods to evaluate the impact of teaching and assessment innovations. We are well placed to do so as we combine strong research bases in both the natural and social sciences.

Our teaching innovations and related evaluations

One example of our research is the introduction and evaluation of the use of Team-Based Learning (TBL) to help students integrate science and practice as they prepare for a new integrated examination.

Manchester Pharmacy Education Conference

In June 2014, we organised and ran the first Pharmacy Education Conference, which brought together teaching staff from schools of pharmacy from across the country.

The conference has since become an annual event with keynote speeches, oral presentations, workshops, posters and a technology showcase.

For published abstracts from past conferences and further details on the next conference at the end of June, see our Pharmacy Education Conference web page.

Practice education group

In our practice division we have a pharmacy education group, led by Sarah Willis. This comprises all of our teaching-focused staff, and provides structure and support for increasing scholarly activity.

Centre for Pharmacy Workforce Studies (CPWS)

The CPWS is also part of our practice division; here, we have a long tradition of undertaking research relating to the pharmacy workforce and policy, which has also included a range of commissioned pieces of research on the education and training of pharmacy professionals.

This included research into longitudinal progression and experiences of the 2006 cohort of MPharm graduates, professionalism learning and professional socialisation/transition during undergraduate, pre-registration and foundation years of practice, and pharmacy technician education and training.