Pharmacy students learn to recognize low literacy with VR

Peter Doorn with Biblionet Groningen visited the pharmacy department to talk to the pharmacists in training about people who are functionally illiterate. There are approximately 2.5 million people like this in the Netherlands. They have trouble reading and writing and lack digital skills.

With the help of a VR experience, the students learned how they can find out if someone is functionally illiterate, how to handle it when someone is, and what it’s actually like to be functionally illiterate. This is relevant because the pharmacists in training might in the future encounter clients who are functionally illiterate. UKrant tagged along to the VR class.



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