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ERIC Number: EJ1013160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8175
Teaching Arrangements of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Biochemistry Curriculum in Peking University Health Science Center
Chen, Hao; Ni, Ju-Hua
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v41 n3 p139-144 May-Jun 2013
Biochemistry occupies a unique place in the medical school curricula, but the teaching of biochemistry presents certain challenges. One of these challenges is facilitating students' interest in and mastery of metabolism. The many pathways and modes of regulation can be overwhelming for students to learn and difficult for professors to teach in an engaging manner. The first chapter of the metabolism section in current Chinese biochemistry textbooks covers carbohydrate metabolism. Medical students usually complain about the difficulty of this subject. Here we discuss how to facilitate learning by rearranging the subjects in this introductory chapter of biochemical metabolism and to lay a solid foundation for future study. The strategy involves reorganizing the order in which subjects are taught from simple to complex and from short to long metabolic pathways. Most students taking the curriculum consider that the strategy engages their learning interests in biochemistry and enhances their learning outcomes. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China