
4H Presentation: Using Drugs 2CoPE





College level Biology, Physiology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biochemistry 

Pharmacokinetics is the study of how drugs are absorbed in the body. This module presents a twocompartment model in which students can explore how long it takes for specific drugs to reach a steady state. The halflife of a particular medication can sometimes be found on a the inserts included with prescriptions; students can use the module to explore exactly why it takes so long for certain drugs to become effective. 

PowerPoint 

Spitznagel, E. (Fall 1992) TwoCompartment Pharmacokinetic Models CODEE. Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA. Yeargers, E.K., Shonkwiler, R.W., and Herod, J.V. (1996) An Introduction to the Mathematics of Biology. Birkhäuser. 

Future versions of the module will include the ability to analyze drugs with longer halflives, such as synthetic thyroid medications. 


