The Pharmacy Game Newsletter
The existing online operational tool of the Pharmacy Game got upgraded to its second edition. This edition keeps the same structural elements, the Case Management System (CAMS), Actor Registration System (ARS) and the Prescription Generator but adds to functionalities and increases flexibility for the users. Some of the new functionalities include possability to: build up a game within personalized web platform; organize the activities in events-agenda; set up criteria scores in the cases; create a trial games without scores reset; recall previous games for educational and research purposes; log in with access to 3 environments (game management, actors and students); score online, create profile page for each pharmacy etc.
Among the first to test these new functionalities were Vilnius University in Lithuania and University of Bath, in the UK. Hereby, Milda Girdenytė and Indrė Trečiokienė shared their experiences during their game in Lithuania:
"There is a great improvement on the online platform of the Pharmacy Game. We have been working in the back office for the last two years and the new software is much more user-friendly. It was very useful to have more options on managing different aspects of the game: from the results of students to the schedule of daily activities of the simulated pharmacies."
"With the help of the new software, we had a successful first individual evaluation and it was much easier to differentiate students by their performances. Still, one of the drawbacks was a time lag between submitting news in the Reporter and its appearance on the platform, but it did not affect the overall game experience."
Trials and errors is the way we make thing evolving. Solutions for the issues that occurred were possible thanks to the faces behind the Pharmacy Game technical support, Jugoslav Pavlovic and Sipke Visser.Back to newsletter