The Pharmacy Game Newsletter
At the beginning of this academic year, the University of Oslo, Norway was officially welcomed as a new Pharmacy Game partner. As a structural element of their Pharmacy curriculum, the Pharmacy Game course can be chosen by students that would like to experience the real-world working practices in simulated pharmacies.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, The Pharmacy Game transformed into a hybrid education, where students can perform both online and physical assignments in the role of a pharmacist. Irrespective on how demanding this transformation was, it also opened new opportunities. Namely, it allowed engagement of international actors and colleguaes to participate in the game as online patients playing various cases. This is how lecturer Ingunn Björnsdottir from the University of Oslo had the first experience with the Pharmacy Game. She was looking for alternative ways of training students from their university for skills and interaction in pharmacies.
How about the Pharmacy Game? "It sounded like maybe what I had in mind, but it is difficult to grasp what it is until one has experienced taking the role of a patient in the game. Anne Gerd Granås (Professor at the University of Oslo, Norway), who had experienced being a patient, halfway sold the idea to me, - and when I had experienced being a patient myself, I was completely in.", shared Ingunn Björnsdottir with us. Now we are looking forward to meet all the Norwegian colleagues from the Pharmacy Game team at the upcoming international circle meeting!Back to newsletter