SHORT REPORT: Experiential learning placements in primary care: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
Keywords:Experiential learning, Pharmacy education, Pharmacy student, Placement, Primary care, Undergraduate
In 2020, the Sars-2-CoV pandemic led to challenges in providing experiential learning (EL) placements for undergraduate student pharmacists in primary care settings across Scotland. The need to reduce footfall along with the introduction of physical distancing measures, a blended approach to working location, and a change to workflow, all created unforeseen challenges for hosting student pharmacist EL placements within the primary care environment in NHS Lanarkshire. This short report focuses on how the primary care prescribing support team in NHS Lanarkshire adapted student pharmacist EL placements to ensure they continued to meet learning outcomes as defined by the universities via virtual delivery hosted on MS Teams.
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