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How Painkillers work?

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: Yolanda Viguria
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How Painkillers work?
Students’ age range: 16-18
Topic: Pharmacology of Painkillers, groups, mechanism of action, use and side effects.
Description: -Students would receive a guide with the lesson to be discussed, they could prepare their answer at home and come to class with previously read material.
-Students would sit in groups of 5 and 6 previously randomly selected. Each group would include a teacher moderator.
- Two cases that have previously delivered would we discussed following some questions, the most important one is, “what is the medication used” (which is not mentioned in the case). The case will give hints about what the medication could have been used like side effects, the disease being treated, the lenght of the effect therefore students will give comments argumenting with what they have read previoulsy. The teacher moderator would emphazise the most important comments and the discussion will end with the answer solved with the agreemen of each member of the group and will present their conclusion to the whole class at the end.
-At the final 10 minutes of the class, every group will give their conclusions and the teachers moderators will give the take-home ideas that should clarify how pain killers works, what differentiate one group of another, what are their main uses and efficacy, side effects and when you should not used it. Those are discussed in the case and argue in the case questionary.

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