Abstract: Bad Blends: An Introduction to Pharmacology

Title: Bad Blends: An Introduction to Pharmacology

Authors: Sarah Lerchenfeldt, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP and Rodney Nyland, PhD

Affiliations: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Primary author contact information: Sarah Lerchenfeldt, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP, Assistant Professor

Resources available with this module: iRAT/tRAT, application exercise, and facilitation notes

Abstract: The Bad Blends TBL was created for biomedical science high school summer programs. It has been used for three years and was completed in two different settings. In one setting, it was delivered in two ninety-minute sessions over a two-week period. In was also delivered as one two-hour session. The first session included an introduction to basic pharmacology. The second session was the actual TBL activity. In both cases there were 25-30 students split into 5-6 teams. The intent was to introduce students to the TBL instructional strategy, as well encourage their interest and curiosity in health sciences.

Target audience: High school students