Using Game of Thrones to teach neuroscience and neuropharmacology during lockdown

Derek A Scott* (Corresponding Author), James Hislop, Fiona Murray, Dawn Thompson

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Abstract

During the pandemic, there was a requirement to provide additional synchronous live tutorials that would engage students whilst encouraging them to problem-solve and use their imagination. We also wanted memorable topics where students would actively participate and apply what they had learned in classes. Given the popularity of Game of Thrones and use of poisons running throughout the TV series, we used different storylines to get the students to work out how fictional poisons/drugs might affect nervous system function. Informal student feedback indicates this form of tutorial using ‘pop culture’ references is a desirable method of teaching advanced medical sciences.
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

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