Cyber-CYP: A Student Self-Directed Interactive Animation Tool for Learning Cytochrome P450
Wednesday, June 29 3:25-3:45 PM
In this project we introduce a learning tool created to enhance student understanding of cytochrome P450 mediated drug metabolism. Traditionally this concept has been presented to students as a static, 2-dimensional representation as a diagram in textbooks. To facilitate the learning of today’s students – who have grown-up in a digital world and are accustomed to working with these technologies – we created a digital response to the problem of learning this pharmacologically-important metabolic pathway. This computer-generated animation allows students to manipulate the enzymes, cofactors and drugs so that they can learn through a self-paced discovery process. Exam performance was compared between students who used the application and those who did not. There was a significant score improvement on 6 out of 7 content-specific questions.