Impacts of COVID-19 on Pharmacy Studies

Published on:April 2021
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2021; 14(2):157-160
Short Communication | doi:10.5530/ijopp.14.2.31

Impacts of COVID-19 on Pharmacy Studies

Authors and affiliation (s):

Ramesh Ganpisetti1,*, Aikaterini Lalatsa2

1School of Pharmacy, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK.

2School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK.


Coronavirus outbreak has disrupted educational processes around the world. Policies like social distancing and lockdown of colleges and universities surrounding the coronavirus pandemic are responsible for disrupting educational processes. Consequently, educational stakeholders have resulted in using online digital resources to enable the continuation of learning and the curriculum. While online platforms serve the purpose of offering an alternative learning process, most of them are not as effective as an in-person attendance. In addition, not all students are able to access these online learning resources since they lack the resources necessary for accessing the online learning platform. A number of students are not tech savvy enough while others are in remote areas where internet connectivity is scanty. Nonetheless, the coronavirus pandemic has catalysed a new trend that is going to change how education and learning is conducted. Evidently, we have witnessed a number of collaborations from renowned education stakeholders.

Key words: Coronavirus, Online learning, Pharmaceutical studies, Lockdown, Colleges and Universities.


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