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Kibble, Jonathan D.; Bellew, Christine; Asmar, Abdo; Barkley, Lisa – Advances in Physiology Education, 2016
The goal of this review is to highlight the key elements needed to successfully deploy team-based learning (TBL) in any class, but especially in large enrolment classes, where smooth logistics are essential. The text is based on a lecture and workshop given at the American Physiological Society's Institute on Teaching and Learning in Madison, WI,…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
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Barnes, Jill N. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2015
Increasing the lifespan of a population is often a marker of a country's success. With the percentage of the population over 65 yr of age expanding, managing the health and independence of this population is an ongoing concern. Advancing age is associated with a decrease in cognitive function that ultimately affects quality of life. Understanding…
Descriptors: Exercise, Cognitive Ability, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults
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Azer, Samy A. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2015
The aim of the present study was to critically evaluate the accuracy and readability of English Wikipedia articles on the respiratory system and its disorders and whether they can be a suitable resource for medical students. On April 27, 2014, English Wikipedia was searched for articles on respiratory topics. Using a modified DISCERN instrument,…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Educational Resources, Credibility, Metabolism
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Stanford, Kristin I.; Goodyear, Laurie J. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2014
Exercise is a well-established tool to prevent and combat type 2 diabetes. Exercise improves whole body metabolic health in people with type 2 diabetes, and adaptations to skeletal muscle are essential for this improvement. An acute bout of exercise increases skeletal muscle glucose uptake, while chronic exercise training improves mitochondrial…
Descriptors: Exercise, Diabetes, Muscular Strength, Prevention
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Azer, Samy A. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the contents of medical textbooks, eMedicine (Medscape) topics, and YouTube videos on cardiovascular mechanisms. Medical textbooks, eMedicine articles, and YouTube were searched for cardiovascular mechanisms. Using appraisal forms, copies of these resources and videos were evaluated independently by three…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Textbooks, Video Technology, Electronic Publishing
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Suresh, Rahul; Mosser, David M. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2013
Infection by pathogenic microbes initiates a set of complex interactions between the pathogen and the host mediated by pattern recognition receptors. Innate immune responses play direct roles in host defense during the early stages of infection, and they also exert a profound influence on the generation of the adaptive immune responses that ensue.…
Descriptors: Pathology, Immunization Programs, Pattern Recognition, Prevention
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Pennock, Nathan D.; White, Jason T.; Cross, Eric W.; Cheney, Elizabeth E.; Tamburini, Beth A.; Kedl, Ross M. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2013
The authors describe the actions that take place in T cells because of their amazing capacity to proliferate and adopt functional roles aimed at clearing a host of an infectious agent. There is a drastic decline in the T cell population once the primary response is over and the infection is terminated. What remains afterward is a population of T…
Descriptors: Physiology, Cytology, Communicable Diseases, Memory
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Begg, Denovan P.; Woods, Stephen C. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2013
The endocrine pancreas is richly innervated with sympathetic and parasympathetic projections from the brain. In the mid-20th century, it was established that alpha-adrenergic activation inhibits, whereas cholinergic stimulation promotes, insulin secretion; this demonstrated the importance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems in…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Brain, Physiology, Metabolism