Targeted Drug Delivery and Controlled Drug Release

Andrea Kasko

Targeted Drug Delivery and Controlled Drug Release

Bioengineering department

Andrea Kasko

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Overall 1.3
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Easiness of class 2.0
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Workload 1.7
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Clarity of professor 1.3
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Helpfulness of professor 1.3
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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters
  • Has Group Projects

Grades

Spring 2019
45.5%
37.9%
30.3%
22.7%
15.2%
7.6%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2017
30.8%
25.6%
20.5%
15.4%
10.3%
5.1%
0.0%
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A
A-
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B
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D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2016
35.3%
29.4%
23.5%
17.6%
11.8%
5.9%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2015
31.3%
26.0%
20.8%
15.6%
10.4%
5.2%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2014
31.3%
26.0%
20.8%
15.6%
10.4%
5.2%
0.0%
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A
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D
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2013
28.6%
23.8%
19.0%
14.3%
9.5%
4.8%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter Taken: Fall 2020
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Submitted Dec. 31, 2020
Grade Received: A

BioE 183 is an upper division elective, most people either take it for an easy A, they like drug delivery, or a combination of both.

Andrea Kasko will not teach you anything useful in this class. This class broadly covers many different drug delivery systems, but does not provide any real information on how to compare them or why they are not used in practice. The class is very superficial and provides no real knowledge a few google searches couldn't answer. The lectures are recorded but are really bad as they have no organization. However, test are only based on lecture so skip the textbook completely. I enjoyed drug delivery and thought I would like this class, but her poor teaching style and bad content made me hate it.

As for the grading. The class has two quizzes (Like midterm and final) 15% each. The quizzes are based on lecture material so make sure and watch and take notes on all lectures, however questions are mini-essay based so you only need to know general concepts of each drug delivery device. There is a group project with multiple presentations and one 8 page paper for a total of 40% of grade. This sucks. Make sure you make friends in class and chose a good group or you will be stuck in a random group with people who do not do anything. She provides little to no direction on how to do the paper so good luck the class is a mess. Also what she teaches is so basic it doesn't help with the paper, you have to teach yourself the modeling part. The paper is a proposal for your own drug delivery device for a specific drug and disease. Lastly the HW and peer reviews are other 30% of grade and are an easy A to boast your points.

My project paper was very bad. The delivery device did not make any sense and could have been much better, however I did well on the quizzes and got an A in the class. It is very important to do well on the two quizzes to get a good grade. Also she never returns the grade on any project/HW only the quizzes, so not sure how I did on other stuff.

Overall did I learn something useful, no. Did I worry about getting a bad grade cause my group paper sucked, yes. Would I take a class with this professor again, absolutely not.

What a waste of time.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted Oct. 17, 2018 Grade Received: N/A

Avoid this professor as she is the worst professor in the entire BE department. Class is poorly organized, research is not cool at all. I am wondering how can professor with this level knowledge and class organization skill get her tenure!

Quarter Taken: Spring 2016 Submitted Nov. 3, 2016 Grade Received: N/A

Do not take. There are other BE electives out there with far less work. There was a project(proposal) in this class about drug delivery and the requirements were highly unclear. Additionally, the slides were horrible and did not prepare you for the exams. Just do yourself a favor and take a different elective.

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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Is Podcasted
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters
  • Has Group Projects
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