ERIC Number: EJ945575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
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Undergraduate Laboratory Module on Skin Diffusion
Norman, James J.; Andrews, Samantha N.; Prausnitz, Mark R.
Chemical Engineering Education, v45 n4 p276-282 Fall 2011
To introduce students to an application of chemical engineering directly related to human health, we developed an experiment for the unit operations laboratory at Georgia Tech examining diffusion across cadaver skin in the context of transdermal drug delivery. In this laboratory module, students prepare mouse skin samples, set up diffusion cells with fluorescent dyes, calculate permeability coefficients and lag times, and comment on the relevance of their data to health and safety.
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Chemical Engineering, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Study, College Science, Scientific Concepts, Chemistry, Physical Health, Human Body, Drug Therapy, Cytology, Computation, Scientific Principles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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