MD4 students play pharmacology game Braincept

MD4 students play pharmacology game Braincept

MD4 students last week played a role-play based pharmacology game titled Braincept. They played the Respiratory system version of the game under the guidance of Dr P Ravi Shankar, Professor of Pharmacology and Ms Lincy Thomas, a MD5 student. The game was played in groups of 4 students each. Students in turn became a group leader, doctor, scientist and pharmacist. The objective of the game was to select an appropriate medicine for a patient problem and also correctly identify the mechanism of action and adverse effects of the drug. The game was developed by Dr Russell Crawford and Dr Sarah Aynsley of Keele University, United Kingdom. Dr Shankar is collaborating on a research project with the investigators from Keele University. Student response was positive.

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