Dr Manasi Nandi wins British Pharmacological Society's Rang Prize for excellence in teaching
Dr Manasi Nandi, of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at King’s, has been announced as the recipient of the Rang Prize for non-clinical Pharmacology teaching this year. This annual prize was set up by the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) to support and enhance the discipline of pharmacology by recognising excellence in teaching. Dr Nandi will receive her prize at Pharmacology 2015, an annual symposium hosted by the BPS in December.
This prize has been awarded for Dr Nandi’s innovative work in recent years. She has modernised taught material within the King's Pharmacology undergraduate programme, especially for the Drug Safety and Toxicology course that she organises. The course now uses a blend of E-learning tools, including videos and online interactive exercises, and small group workshop exercises, to facilitate both teaching and active learning. These were developed in conjunction with students, following focus groups, to ensure that they meet their educational needs and are pitched at an appropriate level. Such blended learning tools have improved students’ understanding of core concepts, in addition to providing training in areas such as numeracy, formal presentations and expert decision making.