M.P. Ribate, B. Giner, L. Lomba, D. Flores, C.B. García

Universidad San Jorge (SPAIN)
The future of science nowadays is to make it accessible to society. The Higher Education students play an important role in this socialization and communication process of knowledge and to this end; they need to know different tools to improve their communication skills. Biochemistry is a subject focused on the study of structure and function of different types of biomolecules. Cholesterol is one of the most popular biomolecule that all people know. In fact, it is closely related to our health status and it is very present in our lives. Many people talk about good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, is this correct? With this activity we expect that our students on Biochemistry subject know how to disclose, in a graphic way and through a simple vocabulary, what they have learnt about this biomolecule. These ideas have to be the most important for people to know about. 32 students have participated in the activity through cooperative work in which they had to record a 2 minutes video explaining the differences between the “two kinds” of cholesterol. They used different ITCs tools chosen by themselves. This activity is part of an interdisciplinary project that proposes the development of a teaching-learning model leading to continuous learning. The students must use the knowledge acquired in other previous subjects of Pharmacy degree like Organic Chemistry. Marks for this activity have scored higher tan previous years and some of the projects will be proposed to apply for the scientific dissemination awards for students. Through this activity, the students have been able to adapt their knowledge to a simpler vocabulary suitable for all audiences.