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The Brain

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The human brain is responsible for all behaviors, thoughts, and experiences described in this textbook. This module provides an introductory overview of the brain, including some basic neuroanatomy, and brief descriptions of the neuroscience methods used to study it.

Material Type: Module

Authors: Diane Beck, Evalina Tapia

Anatomy and Physiology of Animals

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Veterinary nurses need to have a firm grasp of the normal structure of an animal’s body and how it functions before they can understand the effect diseases and injuries have and the best ways to treat them. This book describes the structure of the animal body and the way in which it works. Animals encountered in normal veterinary practice are used as examples where possible.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Ruth Lawson

Human Anatomy Lab Manual

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This is a lab manual for a college-level human anatomy course. Mastery of anatomy requires a fair amount of memorization and recall skills. The activities in this manual encourage students to engage with new vocabulary in many ways, including grouping key terms, matching terms to structures, recalling definitions, and written exercises. Most of the activities in this manual utilize anatomical models, and several dissections of animal tissues and histological examinations are also included. Each unit includes both pre- and post-lab questions and six lab exercises designed for a classroom where students move from station to station. The vocabulary terms used in each unit are listed at the end of the manual and serve as a checklist for practicals.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Malgosia Wilk-Blaszczak

Human Biology

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This textbook has been created with several goals in mind: accessibility, customization, and student engagement—all while encouraging students toward high levels of academic scholarship. Students will find that this textbook offers a strong introduction to human biology in an accessible format. Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to Human Biology and the Scientific Method Chapter 2: Chemistry and Life Chapter 3: Cells Chapter 4: DNA and Gene Expression Chapter 5: Digestive System Chapter 6: Energy Considerations Chapter 7: Blood Chapter 8: Heart Chapter 9: Blood Vessels Chapter 10: Respiratory System Chapter 11: Hormones Chapter 12: Urinary System Chapter 13: Mitosis and Meiosis Chapter 14: Reproductive Systems Chapter 15: Skeletal System Chapter 16: Muscles and Movement Chapter 17: Nervous System Chapter 18: Special Senses Chapter 19: Immune System

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Willy Cushwa

An Introduction to Nutrition v1.0

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Textbook written by Community College and University faculty for non-majors in Nutrition using science and evidence based nutritional science information. This version was accessible in 2012. Material covers basic definitions, and nutrition related to healthy diet and the human body. Separate chapters on carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nutrients for fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidants, bone health, metabolism, body weight and the life cycle. Special features to aid in instruction for each chapter include: The “Learning Objectives”, “Big Idea” related to chapter themes, “Key Takeaways” and a “You decide” challenge to think about how topics relate to student’s life. “Discussion Starters”, “Videos” and “Exercises” are provided as well as links to choosemyplate.gov and other sources.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Beth Snow, Maureen Zimmerman

Diversity of Algae and Plants

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In this module you will cover the diversity of algae (green, red and brown algae), lower plants (Bryophytes and Pteridophytes), and higher plants (Angiosperms and Gymnosperms), emphasizing their major divisions, distribution, life cycle, structures and economic importance such as food, medicinal and ecological values. The module demonstrates the biological diversity and phylogenetic relationships among/within algae and plants and finally attempts to familiarize you with information search tools, management and collaboration tools, collaborative work, and FOAD platforms.

Material Type: Module

Author: Memory Tekere

Evolutionary Biology

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This is a course developed for students who are going to do evolution for the first time. Therefore, they should have working knowledge of the chromosome theory and the nature of meiosis with particular reference to recombination and its advantages in the process of reproduction. They should also be conversant with the principles and concepts of Mendelian and post Mendelian genetics to be able to describe such terms as genotype, phenotype and variation. This will require them to know that a gene is the unit of heredity and that it is located on the Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecule. They should understand the structure and role of DNA, as the universal molecule that specifies the amino acid sequence of proteins in cells of organisms. This knowledge should be of an elementary type as described in Advanced Level Biology textbooks.

Material Type: Module

Author: Jassiel Nyengani Zulu

Veterinary Epidemiology - General Concepts

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Veterinary epidemiology is principally concerned with the study of disease within populations (although it may also be used for investigation of issues such as animal welfare and productivity). Put simply, it involves the investigation of patterns of disease within a population, in relation to which animals are affected, the spatial distribution (i.e. location) of affected animals, and the temporal distribution of affected animals (i.e. patterns of disease through time).

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Reading

Animals at the Extremes: Polar Biology

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The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This unit explores the polar climate and how animals like reindeer, polar bears, penguins, sea life and even humans manage to survive there. It looks at the adaptations to physiological proceses, the environmental effects on diet, activity and fecundity, and contrasts the strategies of aquatic and land-based animals in surviving in this extreme habitat. This unit builds on and develops ideas from two other 'Animals at the extreme' units: The desert environment (S324_1) and Hibernation and torpor (S324_2).

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Reading, Syllabus

Plant Anatomy

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Tissues and cells of root, stem, and leaf anatomy in both dicots and monocots are investigated in this learning activity. Discussion, along with drawings, specimens, and visualizations, are used to help participants understand the differences between dicot and monocot anatomy, particularly in roots, stems, and leaves.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson

Author: Jim Bidlack

Plant Water Relations

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Plant water relations are presented in this learning activity to help participants understand the components of water potential, explain how water moves through plants, provide examples of plant adaptations to water stress, and have a general understanding of how water potential can be measured.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson

Author: Jim Bidlack

Light Reactions of Photosynthesis

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Drawings and visualizations are used to help participants conceptualize the location and steps involved in the light reactions of photosynthesis. The drawings include light reactions of photosynthesis including location and steps for non-cyclic and cyclic photophosphorylation.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson

Author: Jim Bidlack

Nutrition (NUTR 101)

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NUTR& 101 is a nutrition course designed for science majors. It emphasizes the key nutritional concepts that students going into health care need to learn. It addresses the biochemical underlying causes of heart disease, stroke and diabetes due to lack of appropriate nutrition and exercise. It also details the digestive process, the digestion and absorption of macro and micronutrients including vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. The course also examines the role of cultural factors, biochemical signals and psychological factors such as stress in eating habits. Various diets and overall metabolism are covered in relation to their effect on health. Nutrition for special populations is also discussed.

Material Type: Assessment, Full Course, Reading, Syllabus

Introductory Animal Physiology

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This book is an introduction to the diversity of structure and function in animals at the tissue and organ system level. The focus of this book is on principles and mechanisms that sustain life and maintain homeostasis, including water balance, gas exchange, acquisition and transport of oxygen and nutrients, temperature regulation, electrical and chemical signal transmission, sensory processing, and locomotion. The content in this open textbook was adapted from other open textbooks (cc by 4.0) resources or created/written by Sanja Hinic-Frlog and collaborators. Collaborators include: Jessica Hanley, Simone Laughton, and invited undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Sanja Hinic-Frlog

Biochemical Methods Lab Manual

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Each chapter in this book corresponds to a lab in the CHEM 3753: Introduction to Biochemical Methods course at the University of Oklahoma. All of the materials you will need for each lab can be found within its respective chapter. Each chapter will contain a brief introduction; a set of learning objectives; a slide presentation, screencast, or lab demonstration video; the protocol to be followed during your time in the lab; and a set of interactive quiz questions to help you check you understanding as you go. Other interactive features include photos from the lab, links to safety data sheets (SDS), and 3D chemical structures. Components of the book are elaborated upon below. We hope you find this book to be an all-in-one, fun, and engaging learning tool for the biochemical methods course.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Alyssa Hill, Cody Taylor, Logan Nickles, Paul Sims

Chemistry

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Chemistry is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. The textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. The book also includes a number of innovative features, including interactive exercises and real-world applications, designed to enhance student learning.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Allison Soult, Andrew Eklund, Carol Martinez, Don Carpenetti, Don Frantz, Emad El-Giar, George Kaminski, Jason Powell, Jennifer Look, Klaus Theopold, Mark Blaser, Paul Flowers, Paul Hooker, Richard Langley, Simon Bott, Tom Sorensen, Troy Milliken, Vicki Moravec, William R. Robinson