ERIC Number: EJ863170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Television Medical Dramas as Case Studies in Biochemistry
Millard, Julie T.
Journal of Chemical Education, v86 n10 p1216-1218 Oct 2009
Several case studies from popular television medical dramas are described for use in an undergraduate biochemistry course. These cases, which illustrate fundamental principles of biochemistry, are used as the basis for problems that can be discussed further in small groups. Medical cases provide an interesting context for biochemistry with video clips promoting student engagement, and subsequent group discussions enhance class participation and integration and retention of complex material.
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Case Studies, Television, Drama, Undergraduate Study, College Science, Scientific Principles, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Medicine, Science Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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