Minimal impact of organic chemistry prerequisite on student performance in introductory biochemistry.

@article{Wright2009MinimalIO,
  title={Minimal impact of organic chemistry prerequisite on student performance in introductory biochemistry.},
  author={Robin L Wright and Sehoya Cotner and Amy Winkel},
  journal={CBE life sciences education},
  year={2009},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={44-54}
}
Curriculum design assumes that successful completion of prerequisite courses will have a positive impact on student performance in courses that require the prerequisite. We recently had the opportunity to test this assumption concerning the relationship between completion of the organic chemistry prerequisite and performance in introductory biochemistry. We found no statistically significant differences between average biochemistry grades or grade distribution among students with or without the… CONTINUE READING