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Pharmatopia: Pharmacology in Second Life

I’m a fan of the educational places of Second Life and Pharmatopia is one of the best examples how this virtual world could be used successfully in education. Robbo from BitingTheDust told me about the Pharmatopia project and asked the organizers to give me a guest account for a few days.

A key initiative is the development of an interactive virtual tabletting research and development laboratory, available online through Second Life, which gives students the opportunity to complete a range of activities that are available 24/7. Developed by the faculty, this new virtual teaching model is a shared practice model involving ten leading pharmacy schools from around the world.

Monash has purchased a closed-access island (not available to the public) in Second Life, a virtual world,  available to staff and students at participating universities.  The island has been christened ‘Pharmatopia’, and as the name suggests, aims to develop a pharmacy education ‘oasis’.  The cost of the island is low and access for students is free.

Dr. Ian Larson describes what the project is about:

And screenshots I made:





Further reading:

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Really excellent. Can’t wait to visit !
    Please note that this place is more about galenic (drug tablet production) than pharmacology.

    January 16, 2009
  2. Great article ! A very good information on pharmacology.

    June 22, 2009

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