PUFF’s Guide to Working in Groups

Being able to work in a team is very important in your future profession as a pharmacist, regardless of the place in which you will work. During the Master of Science Programme in Pharmacy, you will have many opportunities to work in groups with various assignments. The group methodology will vary depending on the goal of the course and depends more or less on the assignment. Earlier forms of methodology include Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Case Methodology. There are elements of PBL during semesters 1, 6 and 10. There are elements of Case Methodology during semesters 3, 5 and 7. Descriptions and instructions can be found in this guide.

The guide also includes general fundamental methods for group projects and useful advice for creating effective group collaboration and a good working climate. By practicing working in teams during your education, you will learn how to manage a variety of tools for working methods and benefit from your team members’ knowledge. You will also have the opportunity to practise leadership. It is hoped that this will help make your group projects work well regardless of the selected methodology. You will use the course content throughout your degree programme; you will revisit some parts in several courses.

This work method contributes to attainment of qualitative targets regarding teamwork and the ability to lead, plan and coordinate work.

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