Technology is at the forefront of higher education and Touro College of Pharmacy is among the first colleges of pharmacy in the country to embrace its use by adopting a blended curriculum!  A blended curriculum incorporates classroom and laboratory instruction with community experiences and the use of technology to enhance learning.  This means that opportunities for learning are found in-class, online, in the community, and on your own.

With this emphasis on technology in the classroom and its varied uses, students have the opportunity to broaden the way they learn, using tools they have become familiar with in their daily lives to build on the learning that happens in the classroom. In class, faculty members use a variety of active learning teaching strategies to engage students and help them develop a deeper understanding of the material. Students can then review and reinforce their grasp of material presented in class through web-based activities while completing work when and where it is convenient for them. Also, commencing in the fall of 2013 all major exams will be computer-based and students will need laptop computers to participate.

In order to function in this environment, students should own or have access to a reliable computer with broadband Internet access at their primary place of study. The computer should meet minimum system requirements as follows:

PC RequirementsMAC Requirements
  • CPU = 2GHz Intel® Core™/Celeron™ or equivalent x86 processor
  • RAM = highest recommended for the operating system or 2GB
  • Screen Resolution must be 1024x768 or higher
  • Genuine Operating System = 32-bit or 64 bit Versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
  • Microsoft Office Suite version 2007 or higher.
  • Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash
  • Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome web browser.
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • CPU = Intel processor
  • RAM = 2 GB or higher
  • Genuine Operating System = OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), OS X 10.7 (Lion), OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), and 10.9 (Mavericks).
  • Office for MAC
  • Adobe Reader
  • Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome web browser.
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

  • Generally, computer performance increases with price. Nevertheless, students should not feel compelled to purchase an expensive computer. Computers costing less than $500 or above are readily available with more than adequate performance for successful participation in your studies‡. Students should feel comfortable performing basic computer functions including checking email, web browsing, opening, closing, saving or uploading files, and creating word-processing documents.

    ‡If you are unsure about any of these matters and want further clarification, please submit your queries to IT.Pharmacy@touro.edu