Yellow Card Centre University Elective Placement

In January 2024 we hosted students from the University of Wolverhampton at the Yellow Card Centre West Midlands to complete their optional elective placement. The students gained a background into the Yellow Card Scheme with the team at Yellow Card Centre West Midlands.

The two-week placement involved the students learning about the Yellow Card Scheme and applying this knowledge in creating 2 minute YouTube videos and social media messaging. The second week of the placement involved students running their own ADR awareness promotion event on the University of Wolverhampton campus.

The aim of the placement was for students to learn more about adverse drug reactions and the Yellow Card Scheme and to hone their skills on health promotion that will be vital in their future roles as pharmacists.

Karamjit Badyal, Pharmacovigilance Pharmacist at the Yellow Card Centre West Midlands, said: “It was a pleasure hosting the Pharmacy Students for their fourth-year elective placement. We were enormously impressed with their enthusiasm and dedication to raising awareness about the Yellow Card Scheme”. 

“The aim of our placement was for students to work creatively to raise awareness of the Yellow Card Scheme and put health promotion into action in the real world. The students created content for social media including YouTube videos, Instagram, X posts and blogs for our website. The students then ran an on-campus ADR awareness event that was massively successful. This work will be used on our Yellow Card Centre social media channels in the weeks and months to follow to enhance awareness around the West Midlands.”

For more information about this placement please contact us using the contact form here.