Soapmaking 101 - Exploiting COVID-19 to teach practical science and analytical skills remotely

Derek A Scott* (Corresponding Author), Alison Davidson

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Abstract

COVID-19 safety measures prevented medical science students from undertaking a range of standard physiological labs. Students requested that other ways be found to provide them more practical skills/analytical experience, even when working remotely. Given the press regarding handwashing and its effectiveness against COVID-19, we developed a soapmaking practical, streamed live from the lecturer’s kitchen that allowed us to address student needs, developing a compressed version they could undertake during their limited classroom laboratory time if they were on campus. We used this practical as a platform for numeracy, analytical skills, health and safety, COVID-related physiology, toxicology and careers discussion.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2021
EventUniversity of Aberdeen Annual Academic Development Symposium 2021: Best of Blends: Building Resilient Learning Communities During Our University's COVID-19 Response - online
Duration: 29 Apr 202129 Apr 2021

Conference

ConferenceUniversity of Aberdeen Annual Academic Development Symposium 2021
Period29/04/2129/04/21

Keywords

  • Covid-19
  • soapmaking
  • soap
  • biomedical
  • laboratory
  • practical skills
  • practical class

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