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A pharmacy practice laboratory exercise to apply biochemistry concepts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21179255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To develop exercises that allow pharmacy students to apply foundational knowledge discussed in a first-professional year (P1) biochemistry course to specific disease states and patient scenarios.
DESIGN: A pharmacy practice laboratory exercise was developed to accompany a lecture sequence pertaining to purine biosynthesis and degradation. The assignment required students to fill a prescription, provide patient counseling tips, and answer questions pertaining to the disease state, the underlying biochemical problem, and the prescribed medication.
ASSESSMENT: Students were graded on the accuracy with which they filled the prescription, provided patient counseling, and answered the questions provided. Overall, students displayed mastery in all of these areas. Additionally, students completed a course survey on which they rated this exercise favorably, noting that it helped them to integrate basic science concepts and pharmacy practice.
CONCLUSION: A laboratory exercise provided an opportunity for P1 students to apply foundational pharmacy knowledge to a patient case and can serve as a template for the design of additional exercises.
Authors:
Marc W Harrold; Marsha A McFalls
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of pharmaceutical education     Volume:  74     ISSN:  1553-6467     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Pharm Educ     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-23     Completed Date:  2011-03-31     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372650     Medline TA:  Am J Pharm Educ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Duquesne University, School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. harrold@duq.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adenosine Monophosphate / metabolism
Biochemistry / education*
Counseling
Curriculum
DNA / physiology
Drug Prescriptions
Drug Therapy
Education, Pharmacy / methods*
Educational Measurement
Gout / etiology
Guanosine Monophosphate / metabolism
Humans
Hyperuricemia / drug therapy,  genetics,  metabolism
Inosine Monophosphate / metabolism
Professional Practice
Purines / biosynthesis
Students, Pharmacy*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Purines; 131-99-7/Inosine Monophosphate; 61-19-8/Adenosine Monophosphate; 85-32-5/Guanosine Monophosphate; 9007-49-2/DNA
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