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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Insulin And Leptin Relations In Obesity: A Multimedia Approach.
Author: Yokaichiya, Daniela K
Galembeck, Eduardo
Torres, Bayardo B
Da Silva, José Antônio
de Araujo, Daniele R
Abstract: Obesity has been recognized as a worldwide public health problem. It significantly increases the chances of developing several diseases, including Type II diabetes. The roles of insulin and leptin in obesity involve reactions that can be better understood when they are presented step by step. The aim of this work was to design software with data from some of the most recent publications on obesity, especially those concerning the roles of insulin and leptin in this metabolic disturbance. The most notable characteristic of this software is the use of animations representing the cellular response together with the presentation of recently discovered mechanisms on the participation of insulin and leptin in processes leading to obesity. The software was field tested in the Biochemistry of Nutrition web-based course. After using the software and discussing its contents in chatrooms, students were asked to answer an evaluation survey about the whole activity and the usefulness of the software within the learning process. The teaching assistants (TA) evaluated the software as a tool to help in the teaching process. The students' and TAs' satisfaction was very evident and encouraged us to move forward with the software development and to improve the use of this kind of educational tool in biochemistry classes.
Subject: Biochemistry
Computer-assisted Instruction
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Education, Distance
Health Education
Humans
Insulin
Leptin
Multimedia
Obesity
Program Evaluation
Software
Teaching
Teaching Materials
Citation: Advances In Physiology Education. v. 32, n. 3, p. 231-6, 2008-Sep.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1152/advan.00014.2007
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18794246
Date Issue: 2008
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