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Lab Boxes: The FIP project bringing learning to life

A new project shows how a basic assortment of carefully selected laboratory equipment can give teaching a boost and widen career options for pharmacy students. Its impacts are reported in a video now available online.

A lack of key laboratory equipment in a number of pharmacy schools, particularly in developing countries, means that students are not able to gain much needed hands-on laboratory experience and this can limit their understanding of pharmacy practice and career choices.

Few would imagine a pharmacy school where the teaching is theory and no practice. But this was the case at the University of Malawi Pharmacy Department until last year. Under the auspices of the FIP UNESCO-UNITWIN programme, however, a solution has been provided: the Lab Box.

Watch the video to see for yourself the big impact that these Lab Boxes have had!