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Through the years the MEDIA team has created numerous online tools for faculty members to integrate into their courses. A partial list is below. We encourage you to consider incorporating these resources into your lectures. If you’d like to use any of these tools in your teaching, or if you’re interested in custom work, please contact us (Service Now).

Will you be working with MEDIA on your next interactive project? If so, a good introduction is our one-page PDF prep tool.

Note: The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will provide further guidelines to external partners regarding usage of these tools after 2020 fall semester.

Biochemistry Animations

Short animations focus on very specific topics relating to biochemistry (basis theory of catalysis, catalysts, ΔG, kinetic rate constants, interpreting logarithmic scales, and protonation). Easy to integrate into course lectures.


Primer covers basic concepts in biostatistics, including data characteristics, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, measurement considerations, group differences, continuous outcomes/linear regression, categorical outcomes/odds ratio/risk assessment, categorical outcomes/between groups differences, and other tests. Useful as pre-work or remediation.

Carolina Acute Stroke Treatment

Nine modules provide the latest research in both adult and pediatric stroke care. Topics include anatomy and physiology, introduction to stroke, emergency management, acute ischemic stroke treatment, management of hemorrhage, stroke prevention, nursing care of the stroke patient, stroke rehabilitation, and pediatric strokes. Appropriate for registered nurses, first responders, and allied health professionals.

Carolina Nanoformulation Workshop

Workshop explores how to use nanoformulations to overcome drug delivery issues and improve the translation from bench to bedside to positively impact therapeutic outcomes.

Communicating with Young People in Pharmacy Settings

Online modules explore two communication strategies (motivational interviewing, teach-back) that pharmacists can use to facilitate conversations with all of their patients, particularly young people. Collaboration between pharmacy schools at Monash University, University College London, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Comprehensive Cancer Center

Website includes patient education animations, pharmacology lectures, and videos demonstrating effective communication techniques for doctor-patient interactions in cancer clinics.

Controlled Substance Reporting System

For-credit course introduces the controlled substances reporting system and uses case studies to explain how to apply it in outpatient, community, and inpatient settings.

Crash Cart

Interactive tool introduces learners to the locations and uses of medications and equipment that are commonly found on emergency room crash carts. Includes a heart rhythms section that provides instruction on how to identify and treat irregular heartbeats.

Cross-Cultural Decision Making

Website introduces learners to foundational knowledge about implicit bias, stereotype threat, and impostor syndrome.

Epigenetics Animation                          

Animation explores the role that epigenetics plays in tissue identity and the development of disease. Topics addressed include active vs. repressed chomatin, the enzymes responsible for modifying histone tails, how histone modifications influence gene expression, and how identical chemical marks on histone tails can signal two different events.

Foundations in Pharmacokinetics (iBook)

Modules address drug disposition, absorption kinetics, dosing regimen calculations, hepatic and renal clearances, nonlinear and non-stationary kinetics, pharmacologic response, and a general mathematical review. Extensive practices and quizzes are provided.

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Virtual HPLC machine orients learners to both the hardware and software associated with chromatography.

Leading Pharmacy Change

Website explores how to handle change in a pharmacy in a constructive way. Includes two modules: introducing a new service in the pharmacy and value stream mapping as a way to optimize efficiency.


Series of modules provide high-level overviews of the pathology underlying common medical conditions, including chronic heart failure, cardia arrhythmias, asthma, cystic fibrosis, inflammation, bone health, erectile dysfunction, female reproductive hormones, Parkinson’s disease, stroke syndromes, epilepsy, hemostasis, anemia, acid-base, peptic ulcer disease, GERD, pain, and pancreatic disorders.


First (and only) nationally and internationally open-source website for compounding science. Recognized as Basic Resource in Pharmacy by AACP since 1999.

Process of Prescription Dispensing

Website provides an overview of the prescription dispensing process in both community and hospital settings.

Self-Care Learning Module          

Website focuses on the QuEST method of assessing a patient’s self-care needs. Includes information about medical conditions frequently encountered in a pharmacy setting, including allergic rhinitis, constipation, contact dermatitis, and heartburn.

Shared Decision Making

Online module introduces shared decision making as a useful tool when considering options for medical treatment, particularly for young people. Includes instruction about opioid alternatives when treating pain in pediatric patients.

Team-Based Care            

Interactive module presents a model of patient care that includes increased communication and collaboration between healthcare providers. Learners are presented a scenario in which various health care providers cooperate to provide comprehensive services to an individual patient.

Tertiary Resources

Online module introduces basic concepts about tertiary literature, including general pharmacy references and specialty references for injectable drugs, infectious disease, non-prescription drugs, herbal products, and toxicology, among other topics.

Virtual Pharmacopedia

Short modules provide clinically relevant information about common conditions and conveys content through a variety of media, including text, illustrations, interactive diagrams, audio files, and animations. Current modules include veterinary diabetes mellitus, Hodgkin lymphoma, necrotizing fasciitis, and ventricular arrhythmias.