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Dirks-Naylor, Amie J. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2016
Renal transport is a central mechanism underlying electrolyte homeostasis, acid base balance and other essential functions of the kidneys in human physiology. Thus, knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nephron is essential for the understanding of kidney function in health and disease. However, students find this content difficult to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
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Fuller, Kathryn; Linden, Matthew D.; Lee-Pullen, Tracey; Fragall, Clayton; Erber, Wendy N.; Röhrig, Kimberley J. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2016
Advances in science education research have the potential to improve the way students learn to perform scientific interpretations and understand science concepts. We developed active, collaborative activities to teach skills in manipulating flow cytometry data using FlowJo software. Undergraduate students were given compensated clinical flow…
Descriptors: Cytology, Foreign Countries, Pathology, Science Education
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Hodgson, Yvonne; Choate, Julia – Advances in Physiology Education, 2012
The Finapres finger cuff recording system provides continuous calculations of beat-to-beat variations in cardiac output (CO), total peripheral resistance, heart rate (HR), and blood pressure (BP). This system is unique in that it allows experimental subjects to immediately, continuously, and noninvasively visualize changes in CO at rest and during…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Evidence, Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students
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Higgins-Opitz, Susan B.; Tufts, Mark – Advances in Physiology Education, 2012
The student body at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine (NRMSM) is very diverse, representing many cultures, religions, and languages. Research has shown that weakness in English can impact student performance. Recent studies have also highlighted sex-based differences in students' learning and listening styles. These factors pose both…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Medical Schools, Multilingualism
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Fry, Jeffrey R.; Burr, Steven A. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2011
Here, we describe a human physiology laboratory class measuring changes in autonomic function over time in response to atropine. Students use themselves as subjects, generating ownership and self-interest in the learning as well as directly experiencing the active link between physiology and pharmacology in people. The class is designed to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Metabolism, Scientific Research, Pharmacology
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Gahutu, Jean Bosco – Advances in Physiology Education, 2010
In the present article, I report on my experience in teaching and learning physiology in the first year of a new modular curriculum at the Faculty of Medicine of the National University of Rwanda. With self-reported questionnaires, I collected learning experience perceptions from 112 students who attended the module of physiology in 2008. The…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Textbooks, Computer Uses in Education, Active Learning
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Ernst, Hardy; Colthorpe, Kay – Advances in Physiology Education, 2007
Learning is an active process, and, as such, interactive lectures are considered as the educational best practice. This study investigated the efficacy of interactive lecturing in a module of eight respiratory physiology lectures in a second-year Physiology course with two distinct subcohorts: students with strong science backgrounds and those…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Physiology, Lecture Method, Student Attitudes
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Michael, Joel – Advances in Physiology Education, 2006
Calls for reforms in the ways we teach science at all levels, and in all disciplines, are wide spread. The effectiveness of the changes being called for, employment of student-centered, active learning pedagogy, is now well supported by evidence. The relevant data have come from a number of different disciplines that include the learning sciences,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology
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Goodman, Barbara E.; Freeburg, Elizabeth M.; Rasmussen, Katherine; Meng, Di – Advances in Physiology Education, 2006
Faculty members from the University of South Dakota attended the Curriculum Reform Institute offered by the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, WI, during the summer of 2002 to design a course sequence for elementary education majors that better meets their needs for both content and pedagogy based on the science education standards. The special…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Laboratories, Education Majors, Elementary School Teachers
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Carroll, Robert G.; Huang, Alice H. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1997
Discusses self-learning exercises (SLEs) incorporated into the Medical Physiology course for first-year students at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Twenty to thirty percent of course material is presented in these exercises instead of in lectures. The exercises develop active learning and problem-solving skills. Formal analysis…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Conventional Instruction, Higher Education, Independent Study