Share Paper: Cyber-CYP: A Student Self-Directed Interactive Animation Tool for Learning Cytochrome P450

  1. James Doyle, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, United States
  2. Judy Teng, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, United States
Wednesday, June 29 3:25-3:45 PM Pavilion Ballroom C

Abstract: 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 ...