EDITORIAL: Tracking social challenges for pharmaceutical education in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2020.202.114116

Abstract

Multiple successful experiences in overcoming the challenges of offering urgent distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic have been reported in international literature. However, the use of distance learning in pharmaceutical education all over the world is both recent and limited to a supporting role in face-to-face classes. The migration of all pedagogical activities to the distance learning mode in Brazil raises particular worries. It is necessary to analyse the scenarios of the pandemic and of higher education in Brazil, as well as the scenario of pharmaceutical education, to understand the concerns of professors and students. This understanding is also key to glimpse ways of surmounting the numerous difficulties presented in these scenarios.

Author Biographies

Silvana Nair Leite, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Professor

Luciano Soares, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Professor - Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Published

03/12/2020

Issue

Section

COVID-19 Editorial