Pharmville is a curriculum resource platform that provides a contextual foundation for our Bachelor of Pharmacy.
While a fictional community, Pharmville is a teaching tool that depicts people with real problems to provide context and integration throughout the undergraduate program.
Each Pharmville character has a distinct social and cultural background, lifestyle and medical history. Faculty staff across all disciplines can use Pharmville for context to engage students in science and professional practice concepts, explicitly linking theory to authentic situations, involving people, families and communities.
The resource platform includes video vignettes, character photographs, drug structure images, documented health profiles, and medical and social histories that reflect the diversity of a typical Melbourne suburb.
Pharmville was developed in response to recognition that some students undervalued the need for sciences in the curriculum and had difficulty integrating knowledge between disciplines in the course. It encourages and supports the application of coursework theory to people, and gives greater context to teaching.