C 050: IMPLEMENTATION OF VIRTUAL SIMULATION SOFTWARE Microlab® AND RAT CARDIOVASCULAR IN PHARMACOLOGY 2012, MEDICAL SCHOOL OF UNMSM

J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 2(Suppl. 1): S149, 2014

Special supplement with the abstract book of LATINFARMA 2013

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C 050: IMPLEMENTATION OF VIRTUAL SIMULATION SOFTWARE Microlab® AND RAT CARDIOVASCULAR IN PHARMACOLOGY 2012, MEDICAL SCHOOL OF UNMSM

Placencia M, Núñez M, Gonzales H, Silva J; Carreño J, Vásquez A, Malca M, Wilgemburg H.

Teaching and Research Faculty of Pharmacology. Medical School UNMSM Lima, Peru. Research Project Code 120114335 UNMSM Lima, Perú.
Abstract

Introduction: Constructive learning of pharmacology in medical careers is a challenge for universities and a necessary condition for rational therapy. In the teaching of pharmacology in The Medical School of UNMSM, virtual simulation activities using Microlabs® software on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics labs were incorporated. (Dr. Hendrik van Wilgemburg).

The aim of this work was to optimize learning tools for virtual learning and to assess the impact of this on academic performance.

Methodology: Descriptive and analytic cross-sectional study with nonprobability sampling, involving students in the 3rd year of Medical School taking Pharmacology course. (134 students, 85 men and 49 women). Informed consent was prepared requesting their voluntary participation, informing them about the purpose of the research and the importance of the study. Unit of analysis: Average grades for scheduled activities, continuous assessments in virtual labs, software Microlab® and Rat Cardiovascular applying ICTs. Statistical analysis: descriptive development and application of Student´s t and MannWhitney tests. SPSS statistical software version 18 was used.

Results: There were 6 induction workshops and training of pharmacology teachers on managing Microlab® software and Cardiovascular Rat. Results: 4 lab guidelines for the use of virtual simulation software. Scores for the labs of basic pharmacokinetics with clinical application in 2011 were 12.0 and 14.1 in 2012 (p = 0.001). In the labs of pharmacodynamics on the cardiovascular system, the score was 12.0 in 2011 and 13.6 in 2012. (p <0.001).

Conclusion: The optimization of the instruments allowed a significant improvement of student academic performance in virtual activities of pharmacology.