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A Mixed Course-Based Research Approach to Human Physiology

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Karri Haen Whitmer, Iowa State University

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: Iowa State University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Jade Bender-Burnett, Assistant Professor, Marymount University on 4/15/21

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

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

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  • 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.

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