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Rees, B. B.; Boily, P.; Williamson, L. A. C. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2009
Anaerobic metabolism is recruited in vertebrates under conditions of intense exercise or lowered environmental oxygen availability (hypoxia), typically resulting in the accumulation of lactate in blood and tissues. Lactate will be cleared over time after the reoxygenation of tissues, eventually returning to control levels. Here, we present a…
Descriptors: Animals, Metabolism, Chemistry, Laboratory Experiments
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Tufts, Mark A.; Higgins-Opitz, Susan B. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2009
Physiology is an integral component of any medical curriculum. Traditionally, the learning of physiology has relied heavily on systems-based didactic lectures. In 2001, the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine (NRMSM; Durban, South Africa) embarked on a problem-based curriculum in which the learning of physiology was integrated with relevant…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Physiology, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods
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Brown, Gregory A.; Lynott, Frank; Heelan, Kate A. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2008
When students analyze and present original data they have collected, and hence have a cultivated sense of curiosity about the data, student learning is enhanced. It is often difficult to provide students an opportunity to practice their skills, use their knowledge, and gain research experiences during a typical course laboratory. This article…
Descriptors: Muscular Strength, Obesity, Body Composition, Physical Activities
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Brahler, C. Jayne; Walker, Diane – Advances in Physiology Education, 2008
For students pursuing careers in medical fields, knowledge of technical and medical terminology is prerequisite to being able to solve problems in their respective disciplines and professions. The Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology 350 Total Retention System, also known as Medical Terminology 350 (25), is a mnemonic instructional and learning…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Imagery, Learning Strategies, Medicine
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Yokaichiya, Daniela K.; Galembeck, Eduardo; Torres, Bayardo B.; Da Silva, Jose Antonio; de Araujo, Daniele R. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2008
Obesity has been recognized as a worldwide public health problem. It significantly increases the chances of developing several diseases, including Type II diabetes. The roles of insulin and leptin in obesity involve reactions that can be better understood when they are presented step by step. The aim of this work was to design software with data…
Descriptors: Obesity, Web Based Instruction, Public Health, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Fyrenius, Anna; Silen, Charlotte; Wirell, Staffan – Advances in Physiology Education, 2007
Medical physiology is known to be a complex area where students develop significant errors in conceptual understanding. Students' knowledge is often bound to situational descriptions rather than underlying principles. This study explores how medical students discern and process underlying principles in physiology. Indepth interviews, where…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Problem Based Learning, Physiology, Interviews
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Eyster, Kathleen M. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2007
Biology is the science of life and of how living things work. Our students choose to major in biology in college because of a fascination with understanding how living things function, but often they have difficulty in identifying a career that uses their foundation in biology despite the variety of biology-based careers available. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Careers, Biology, Counselors, Career Counseling
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Boily P.; Rees, B. B.; Williamson, L. A. C. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2007
Here, we describe a laboratory experiment as part of an upper-level vertebrate physiology course for biology majors to investigate the physiological response of vertebrates to osmoregulatory challenges. The experiment involves measuring plasma osmolality and Na[superscript +] -K[superscript +] -ATPase activity in gill tissue of teleost fish…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Animals, Physiology, Biology