of Disability Spring 2004
Peer Teaching Assignment
Choose a category of medications that you would
like to learn more about.
Using the information below, you will research
the following criteria:
Background – History of this ‘product category’.
Economics – How much $ is spent on this ‘product
category’ per year in US? Prescription & OTC
Why should it be used? What are its benefits?
What is its physiological action [s]? How exactly does it work?
What are the active ingredients? What plant
constituents were the active ingredients originally derived from? Compare/
Contrast the actions of the plant constituent to the synthetically derived
Does it have any side effects? What are they?
Contraindications for using this medication.
Who should not take this category of medication? – What would be the ramifications?
How is this medication administered? Indicate
the different ways.
4) Students will have the opportunity to share
their findings with
Each student will submit a short paper outlining
findings and including an annotated bibliography. Each student must use
at least 2 peer-reviewed journals, and no more than 2 websites.
others in their group (May 6th)
small group of classmates who have researched
a different medication category (May 13th)