P575: Prescription for increasing student interest in GOB chemistry (II)

Author: Christy van Rooyen, Oregon Institute of Technology, USA

Co-Author: Ron Swisher, Oregon Institute of Technology, USA

Date: 8/5/14

Time: 2:25 PM2:45 PM

Room: LOH 164

Related Symposium: S41

The organic chemistry portion of GOB courses does not present the calculation challenges that general chemistry does, but is still frequently difficult and abstract for allied health students. A variety of medically related practical applications will be presented which can be integrated into the organic chemistry portion of GOB courses to encourage student interest. Topics that will be discussed include photoisomerization of bilirubin in the treatment of neonatal jaundice, medical adhesives, photopolymerization in dental sealants, drug solubility, endocrine disruptors , and medical uses of polymers and surfactants.

P574: Prescription for increasing student interest in GOB chemistry (I)

Author: Christy van Rooyen, Oregon Institute of Technology, USA

Co-Author: Ron Swisher, Oregon Institute of Technology, USA

Date: 8/5/14

Time: 2:05 PM2:25 PM

Room: LOH 164

Related Symposium: S41

Chemistry is often regarded by allied health students (nursing, dental hygiene, and medical imaging majors) as having little if any importance to their fields.. A variety of medically related practical applications will be presented which can be integrated into the general chemistry portion of GOB chemistry to spark student interest. Topics to be discussed include methods of measuring body temperature, measurement of blood oxygen saturation (SATs), oxygen concentrators, balancing equations for sugar and fat metabolism, medical and environmental applications of solubility, and radiographic applications.