Organising distance learning for Master’s in Pharmacy in Ukraine during COVID-19 quarantine

Innovation in teaching delivery or learning technology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2020.202.5960

Keywords:

Teaching Methods, Assessment, COVID-19, Ukraine

Abstract

This article analyses the effectiveness of distance learning technologies for students in the pharmaceutical departments of the universities in Ukraine during quarantine due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. It is based on a study of distance learning implementation at the Department of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Toxicological Chemistry of the Bogomolets National Medical University (NMU) of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine using the NEURON education and information platform. The results of the online survey of the students of the Pharmaceutical Faculty of the Bogomolets NMU showed that online testing (99.1%), e-mail (91.2%) and text chats (88.5%) were the most commonly used distance learning technologies. The authors of the study conclude that it is necessary to develop specific distance learning technologies in medical (pharmaceutical) higher education institutions in order to increase course quality, competitiveness, flexibility and attractiveness.

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Published

06/09/2020

Issue

Section

COVID-19 Case Study