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Wolfson Foundation grant towards the Clinical Pharmacy Practice Teaching Laboratory

We are delighted to announce that the Wolfson Foundation has once again decided to invest in a project at the University of Bath.

The Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology will be starting the refurbishment of the basement of 5 West this year in order to create a Clinical Pharmacy Practice Teaching Laboratory.

In the evolving world of Pharmacy and Pharmacology it is vital that today’s MPharm students are able to demonstrate and practise their clinical and communication skills in preparation for future clinical roles in professional practice. The proposed facilities in clinical pharmacy practice will enable not only the highest standards in teaching but also in evaluation and research into the application of new techniques and skills for both undergraduate and postgraduate professional education.

This laboratory will consist of a main teaching space equipped with 50 computer work stations. A seminar room suitable for up to 25 students will be available for group work and there will also be five consultation rooms.

An important element in the new training suite will be the provision of a simulated patient (SimMan 3G) which has the facility to run pre-designed or newly created programmes enacting ‘real life’ patient based scenarios where medicines may be administered, physical procedures performed and clinical problems solved in situ. These simulations offer the advantage of practice as close to real-life as possible without the possibility of real patient risk.

This new laboratory will enable teaching at Bath to match that on offer anywhere else in the world. This is why the Wolfson Foundation has decided to invest £175,000 into this project. We are extremely grateful for their continuing support and look forward to the new facilities being available to all students, both past and present.