Chemistry's Interfaces: The Reality of Nutrition - Context/problem-based learning


This C/PBL resource is an introduction to some of the most important aspects of chemical biology. Its introduces students to a number of important chemical structures which play major biological roles within human metabolism. 


This resource has been provided by, or developed in partnership with, The National HE STEM Programme.


As part of this resource students are placed in the roles of graduate interns at the National Academy of Science. The Academy’s internship programme requires students to do a number of closely related jobs including acting as editors for a scientific magazine published by the academy, to act as representatives of the Academy of Science in a radio interview and to produce press releases for use in both scientific and mainstream press.

This activity is written for university level chemistry students with a limited experience of biology. This resource is best suited for early stage university students (years one or two) but given the flexible nature of problem based-learning the resource could also be used with students at later stages of their education who would be expected to provide more sophisticated solutions.

This resource and its components are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.