Pills, Potions, and Poisons

May 7, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
OSU College of Pharmacy, Parks Hall
Dates: July 7-12, 2014
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM (note: this is a day camp, not a residential program)
 
The Pills, Potions, and Poisons program provides students with an overview of pharmacology and its relationship to health, disease, and society. In the field of pharmacology, scientists study the interactions between drugs and the body and then apply what they have learned to the development of new drugs.
 
A wide variety of drug topics will be addressed in the course, including:
 
Can we find a “perfect” drug, and if so, what properties would that drug have?
What are the similarities and differences between therapeutic drugs that cure disease and street drugs used recreationally?
How do drugs cause addiction?
Why do only some drugs work in the brain?
How do our genes play a role in the success or failure of a drug treatment?
How do we discover new drugs?
What types of careers are available in the pharmaceutical sciences?
 
Students will learn through a variety of approaches including lecture, discussion, debate, games, laboratory visits, field trips, and hands-on experiments. On the final day of the course, students will present their findings in a showcase day. All parents and teachers are invited to attend.
 
The course is not designed strictly for students with an interest in pharmacy. In fact, any student with an interest in biomedical science (including careers in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, laboratory research, etc.) is encouraged to apply.
 
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th grade students who have an interest in the medical sciences (e.g., pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, lab research, etc.). Students must obtain a nomination from a science teacher at their school (form provided in this application packet). Note: We strongly encourage applicants to complete either a high school-level biology or chemistry course before applying.
 
For more information, please visit the program website.
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