Do you have a great idea for a new resource to support the teaching of pharmacology?
The British Pharmacological Society offers grants to support members of the Society in the creation and/or development of novel educational resources or approaches to undergraduate pharmacology or clinical pharmacology teaching.
Applications are judged on the following criteria:
- Quality and feasibility of the proposal, including timelines and plan for evaluation of the project.
- Potential impact of the proposed project, including the potential for widespread application beyond the host institution.
- Feasibility and clarity of the proposed budget including justification for costs.
You can find out more about some of the projects supported by British Pharmacological Society teaching grants below.
The next round of applications for teaching grants is open.
To apply, please complete the application form and return before Tuesday 28 April. Please note that you will have to be a member of the British Pharmacological Society in order to be considered for the teaching grants. In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact our education team.
Projects supported by previous grants
Bringing pharmacokinetics to life: development of a model system to bridge the gap between the mathematics and the clinic
Dr Steve Tucker of the University of Aberdeen was awarded £500 to support the development and refinement of a model system to represent volume of distribution, dose, clearance and elimination processes. Pharmacokinetics is a concept which is critical to many aspects of pharmacology but which many students find very challenging; this model system aimed to improve teaching to support understanding.
You can find out more in ‘Open your Is and you won’t fall off the bicycle’, written for our magazine Pharmacology Matters.
Safer Medicines: the use of simulation to improve awareness of prescribing errors
Dr Omar Mukhtar of King’s College Hospital, London received £500 for a pilot project developing medical simulation tools to support applied pharmacology. The simulations aimed to highlight learning from ‘real-life’ scenarios in which hazardous prescribing had occurred, recent safety warnings/messages for medicines issued by the MHRA, National Patient Safety Agency or NHS Commissioning Board, and ethical issues arising from prescribing errors.
The results of the pilot were presented at Pharmacology 2014 and the abstract can be found online.