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Anna Robinson

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Christmas: UoS Advent Calendar!

Monday, December 30th, 2013

So the University of Sunderland made an online advent calendar this year on their youtube channel… and two of my short videos featured!

One of which was ‘What is your favourite Christmas Tradition?’ and the other was ‘What was your favourite Christmas Present?’

Find the video’s here using these links…


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! – Anna.


Sim Man Lectures!

Monday, December 9th, 2013


Here’s my video all about the Sim Man lectures at University of Sunderland…

For those of you who don’t know who/what Sim Man is; he’s an interactive model of a human, complete with pulses, breathing sounds, respiratory sounds, reflexes, and basically resembles a patient that we can practice treating. He can be linked up to a computer controlling his ‘scenario’, for example he could be configured to have an asthmatic attack, and he would react just like a patient in real life. It means that we can administer him with appropriate medicines for the scenario and hopefully, treat him properly!

So, this was our second Sim Man integration lecture for this term, and this time it was all about epilepsy and management of epileptic patients.

Epilepsy is a serious CNS disorder, and epileptic patients require very close monitoring and accurate and safe patient care from us as pharmacists. The scenario we were posed with was on the care of a patient who was poorly managed in hospital with regards to the drugs he was administered with… And we had to respond quickly with the correct drugs to treat him and make him stable again.

We are very lucky having the Sim Man at UoS, and from a student perspective, it’s a great learning tool. Pharmacy should be interactive and this really helps!! It was brilliant and I’m looking forward to more lectures like this next term.



Saturday, December 7th, 2013


Here’s a short video all about what’s going on in level 3 of the Pharmacy Course currently.

It’s been a very busy fortnight what with getting our dissertation topics for our projects next term, presenting more Therapeutics PBL presentations and revising for our OSCE examination coming up soon. But I’ve also been very busy with some pharmacy things outside of uni too…


This video features a short section about the Northern Area Conference that was held earlier this month at Durham Uni, which I attended with many other students from UoS, from all years of the course.
It was held at Durham and the main topic of discussion was around Drug Pharmacokinetics and how we can ensure Individualised Treatment Regimens for patients… The day consisted of a welcome talk, followed by a very interesting and useful lecture from Geraldine Flavell from CPPE, then the pharmacokinetics began! We had many fantastic lectures and seminar classes in the afternoon, all around therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) and how it applies to drugs in different areas of pharmacy; like mental health pharmacy for example.
We all had a fantastic day and learnt lots. Thank you so much to all involved in making the day happen, especially to our uni’s BPSA rep Sarah, who features in this video.

Good luck to all Pharmacy students for MCQ’s and submissions before the end of this term… and especially good luck to my fellow third years on the OSCE exam next week. We can do it!

First term is almost over. It’s flown… but bring on the Christmas Break for some R&R!

  • Name: Anna Robinson
  • Age: 21
  • Studying: Pharmacy MPharm
  • Hometown: Newcastle
  • Ambitions: To begin my career in Hospital Pharmacy, specialising in cardiology, with a view to teaching Pharmacy at a University.

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