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Recent Pharmacology Tutoring Session Notes
The student and I spent this session focusing on upcoming pharmacology exam. We did a brief review of the material previously mentioned on the last entry, then continued on studying endocrine hormones, their actions, secretory organs, and the pathophysiology of different endocrine disorders.
During this session, the student and I went over estrogens and androgens as well as drugs to treat asthma. She expressed a good level of understanding of the material. I will be helping her with her homework so she can turn it in at the end of the week. She also has a quiz due Sunday that she will be working on tomorrow night.
We went through the learning objectives of the Hypolipidemics and Eicosanoid PowerPoints. The student was very comfortable with the hypolipidemics lecture and only had a question regarding the overall lipid metabolism. I then went on to explain the endogenous vs exogenous pathways for lipid transport. We spent majority of the session going through the learning objectives from the Eicosanoid lecture. We started with an overview of AA synthesis and then onto the COX/LOX pathways. We talked specifics and I gave her some time to ask questions about prostaglandins, COX1/COX2 enzymes, and the LOX pathways mediators. We finished off the session talking briefly about NSAIDs and the differences in the mechanisms of action of drug classes. It's nice to structure our sessions around the learning objectives, talking through the tough physiology, and also supplementing with some review PowerPoints, which I provided. Overall, a great first session!
During this session, we reviewed the math problems i.e. hydration deficits, maintenance requirements and ongoing fluid loss in regards to determining fluid rates for hospitalized animals. The student has a test tomorrow. I will be reviewing the exam review sheet. We may meet tomorrow before the exam. The student was struggling with the math but she is doing very well with it now.
The student and I discussed different drugs for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease, constipation, diarrhea, and antiemesis. We reviewed the pharmacology, mechanism of action, and side effects for each drug.
We worked on basic conversions between tsp, tbsp, mL, oz. Also converting between ml, L, uL, etc. The student struggled a bit with these but by the end of the session, seemed more confident, just still tending to be quick to reverse the conversion factors. I am emailing her a set of practice problems early this upcoming week.