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Galey, William R. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1998
Examines the idea that greater clinical and research demands on faculty time threaten to diminish the use of problem-based learning in existing medical school curricula. (DDR)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Faculty Workload, Higher Education
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Mierson, Sheella – Advances in Physiology Education, 1998
Describes a two-semester, problem-based learning in organ-systems physiology course. Employs several types of problems including clinical, laboratory research-based, real-life scenarios, and published research articles. Contains 29 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Sefton, Ann Jervie – Advances in Physiology Education, 1998
Reviews the status of physiology teaching across countries and speculates about what physiology teaching may be like in the future. Makes specific recommendations for strategies. (DDR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society)
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Odenweller, Cynthia M.; Hsu, Christopher T.; DiCarlo, Stephen E. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1998
Presents the rules for two educational card-games that provide an opportunity to integrate, analyze, and interpret basic concepts in gastrointestinal physiology. Enhances students' abilities to apply and synthesize. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Higher Education, Physiology
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Bailey, Cynthia M.; Hsu, Christopher T.; DiCarlo, Stephen E. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1999
Describes four innovative, creative, and fun educational tools to promote active learning, enhance problem-solving skills, and encourage small group discussion about gastrointestinal physiology: crossword puzzles, hidden messages, word scrambles, and word searches. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Games, Human Body, Learning Activities
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Hsu, Christopher T.; Bailey, Cynthia M.; DiCarlo, Stephen E. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1999
Describes a "dry laboratory" using data from virtual rats to help students understand the hormonal regulation of gastrointestinal function. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Animals, Biochemistry, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Lum, Esther H.; Gross, Thomas J. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1999
Describes the development and evaluation of an Internet-based tutorial for teaching spirometry interpretation to nonpulmonologists. Concludes that computer-based tutorials can effectively train off-site practitioners in spirometry interpretation. Contains 23 references. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Information Technology
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Richardson, Daniel R. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1990
Presented are the results of a study of high school and college students concerning their thinking about functions of the human body. It was shown that students' thinking could be positively changed over the short term from teleologic to mechanistic. Sample survey questions are included. (CW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, College Science, High Schools, Higher Education
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Randall, David C.; And Others – Advances in Physiology Education, 1990
Described is a summer workshop for college and high school educators designed to raise the level of expertise of the participants and to raise their awareness of physiology and medical opportunities for their students. The objectives, organization, schedule, content, credit, financial considerations, and evaluation of the program are discussed.…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, College Science, Educational Improvement, Higher Education
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Swanson, Harold D. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1990
Three commercial products for data acquisition with the Macintosh computer, known by the trade names of LabVIEW, Analog Connection WorkBench, and MacLab were reviewed and compared, on the basis of actual trials, for their suitability in physiological and biological teaching laboratories. Suggestions for using these software packages are provided.…
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Software Reviews
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Rodriguez, Ricardo R.; Sefton, Ann Jervie; Silbernagl, Stefan; Monos, Emil; Nayar, Usha; Bouman, Lennart N.; Baumann, Fritz; Das, Mandira; Lammers, Wim J. E. P.; Lanphear, J. H. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1998
Presents invited reports that express the personal views of physiologists on the historical influences of physiology education in their countries. Includes reports from Argentina, Australia, Germany, Hungary, India, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. (DDR)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Medical Education, Physiology
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Dwyer, Terry M.; Fleming, John; Randall, James E.; Coleman, Thomas G. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1997
Presents two examples of laboratory exercises using the World Wide Web for first-year medical students. The first example introduces the physical laws that apply to osmotic, chemical, and electrical gradients and a simulation of the ability of the sodium-potassium pump to establish chemical gradients and maintain cell volume. The second module…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education
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Dewhurst, D. G.; And Others – Advances in Physiology Education, 1994
Evaluates the effectiveness of an interactive computer-assisted learning program for undergraduate students that simulates experiments performed using isolated, everted sacs of rat small intestine. The program is designed to offer an alternative student-centered approach to traditional laboratory-based practical classes. Knowledge gain of students…
Descriptors: Animals, Biological Sciences, Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction
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