Conditions of Use
The text covers a wide array of human physiology with an emphasis on the foundational manual skills required to conduct physiology research in humans. read more
The text covers a wide array of human physiology with an emphasis on the foundational manual skills required to conduct physiology research in humans.
The book is accurate in its depiction of human physiology based content.
The text is dependent on integration with specific software (iWorx for use with LabScribe software) which is likely extremely helpful for the students in Biology 256 Fundamentals of Human Physiology Laboratory; however, this does limit the use of the manual to other populations/audiences.
The manual is clear provides adequate context without the use of jargon. There is content specific to software applications which may be confusing/unnecessary for individuals not familiar with or using the specific software integrated.
The text is consistent in terms of terminology and framework.
The text is easily digested in modules with clear headers and section divisions. The text can be easily reorganized and realigned as necessary, after removal/editing of software specific content.
Organization would be better if content sections were organized by system.
The text is free of interface issues, all links are in working order and images/charts are clear.
The text is free of grammatical errors.
The text is not insensitive or offensive. Given the content included and lack of case examples; there is no specific inclusion/exclusion of race, ethnicity or background.
The text is organized in a manner that is likely conducive to the students registered in Biol 256. Given the specific assignments/week/software integrated into the text; it doesn't have much extensibility to other audiences for use as a learning resource.
Table of Contents
- Safety and Compliance in the Human Physiology Laboratory
- Scientific Methods and Human Subjects Research
- Conducting Background Research in the Sciences
- Clinical Techniques: Assessment of Vital Signs
- Introduction to Data Acquisition in Human Physiology
- Molecules of Life: The Central Dogma and RNA Vaccines
- Properties of Blood as a Buffer and Blood Glucose
- Body Temperature Homeostasis
- Clinical Techniques: The Neurological Assessment
- Patellar and Achilles Reflexes
- Human Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)
- Auditory and Visual Pathways
- Voluntary Muscle Activity
- Assessment of Cardiovascular Function
- Assessment of Pulmonary Function
- The Electrooculogram
About the Book
The Biology 256 Laboratory course was designed to provide students with hands-on access to modern techniques in human physiological analyses using the course-based research pedagogical approach. In this course, students will learn how to perform literature searches; generate research questions and hypotheses; design experiments; collect, analyze, visualize and interpret data; and present scientific findings to others. The Biol 256L curriculum offers a high-impact human physiology experience that fosters the critical thinking skills required to be a successful citizen in a modern world filled with misinformation.
About the Contributors
Karri Haen Whitmer, Iowa State University