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Developing CAS models in immunology teaching

Adnan, Nurhidayah and Yaacob, Yuzita and Hassan, Mohammad Khatim and Mohd. Salleh, Hamzah and Noorbatcha, Ibrahim Ali (2009) Developing CAS models in immunology teaching. In: International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, 2009 (ICEEI '09), 5 - 7 August, 2009, Selangor, Malaysia.

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Abstract

How can mathematical modelling be integrated withcomplex network of biological system in comprehensive education? There are mutual agreements between academia from various fields that mathematical modelling is an important part of the curriculum. Immunology is a complex subject and for student to fully understand its complex interaction at molecular level requires computer supported models. This research tries to resolve the ever emerging problem of teaching immunology in higher education. The main objective is to develop multimedia educational software to enhance immunology teaching, with the use of a Computer Algebra System (CAS) that fully utilizes mathematical equation, modelling and simulation of complex network of gene regulation and metabolism. A survey was conducted among students in higher learning institutions, and the result clearly shows that the current teaching method is not feasible to the current learning style. To overcome this, new teaching techniques to support the required understanding need to be introduced. With the development of this educational package that uses new modelling and simulation techniques hopefully can aid in teaching some of immunology courses.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1813/1357 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics (ICCEEI '09), ISBN: 9781424449132)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematical modelling, immunology, CAS, multimedia educational software
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zati Atiqah Mohamad Tanuri
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2011 11:49
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2011 10:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1357

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