SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol. 5 (Number 1-2) 2005

Computer Simulation for Studying Effects of Laboratory Design on Results of Accelerated Stability Test

Wibul Wongpoowarak, Prapaporn Boonme






Abstract


Computer simulation is one of effective tools for instructors to illustrate effects of laboratory design in its entire complexity since the students can be exposed to a large variety of results of laboratory design within a relative short period of time. In this study, the accelerated stability study of a hypothetical drug was used as a model topic. The program of computer simulation for studying effects of laboratory design on results of accelerated stability test was created with Microsoft AccessTM. The forth year pharmacy students of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prince of Songkhla University used this program for studying ‘KINETICS AND DRUG STABILITY’ topic. Satisfaction of the students on the instruction using this computer simulation program was evaluated using a questionnaire. The results suggested that this learning method was useful and satisfactory.

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