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Cell Biology and Genetics

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You should have an understanding of mitotic cell division and the cell cycle, cell and cell structure, diploid and haploid phases of sexual life-cycles and gamatogenesis before starting on this module. These topics are covered in units on cells, the origin of life and continuity of life normally taken at advanced levels of school biology.

Material Type: Module

Author: Charles K.Twesigye

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

Microscope and Cell

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This is a totally online lab teaching the use of the microscope and basic structure of the cell. There are 8 sections covered: Section 1 : Purpose of the Microscope Section 2 : Compound Microscope Section 3 : Viewing Microscope Slides Section 4 : Depth of Focus Section 5 : Microscopic Measurement Section 6 : Cells Section 7 : Prokaryotic Cells Section 8 : Eukaryotic Cells

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Reading

General Biology

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The word biology means, "the science of life", from the Greek bios, life, and logos, word or knowledge. Therefore, Biology is the science of Living Things. That is why Biology is sometimes known as Life Science. Wikibooks is a collaborative book authoring website, where users from all over the world work together to write textbooks and other types of instructional books on many topics. It is a Wikimedia project, operated by the same group of people who run Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation. You can edit this page, and almost all pages like it, at any time. That is the basic principle of Wikibooks: anyone can edit it.

Material Type: Textbook

Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (BIOL 241)

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Human Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) 241 is the first class in a two quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. You can think of this course as –An Owneręs Guide to the Human Body”. My goal is to help you learn how your body works so that you can explain concepts to others and apply knowledge to novel situations (e.g. make informed decisions regarding your own health and those whom you care about). Youęll also learn how to evaluate scientific research that forms the basis of our understanding of human anatomy and physiology and gain an appreciation for what remains to be discovered. To accomplish these goals requires significant effort from both of us. Although you will need to commit information to memory, I will ask you to focus on learning for understanding and your assessments will reflect this emphasis.

Material Type: Assessment, Full Course, Reading, Syllabus

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

Clinical Anatomy

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Interactive radiology images, animated modules showing the physiology of difficult to understand muscle groups, sketches of anatomy, and links to the already existing quality neuroanatomy website. Covers: Head and Neck Anatomy Videos Back and Core Thorax Radiological Atlas Abdomen Upper Limb Anatomical Illustrations Lower Limb Embryology Neuroanatomy Pelvis

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive, Module, Unit of Study

Authors: Claudia Krebs, Monika Fejtek

Principles of Biology

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This textbook is designed specifically for Kansas State's Biology 198 Class. The course is taught using the studio approach and based on active learning. The studio manual contains all of the learning objectives for each class period and is the record of all student activities. Hence, this textbook is more of a reference tool while the studio manual is the learning tool.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Bruce Snyder, Christopher Herren, David Rintoul, Eva Horne, Martha Smith-Caldas, Robert Bear

Endocrine

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The Endocrine Sequence teaches the basic principles of hormone secretion and action and the clinical disorders which result from abnormalities of hormonal activity. Students are expected to be familiar with the functions of the endocrine glands, the structure, secretion and action of the important hormones, and the major clinical endocrine disorders. Emphasis will be placed on understanding pathophysiology and being able to use general principles in endocrine phsyiology (e.g. negative feedback) or in the management of endocrine disorders (e.g., insulin management) in consideration of specific circumstances and clinical cases.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Student Guide, Syllabus

Authors: Arno K. Kumagai, Thomas J. Giordano

Molecular Biology Concepts and Activities

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This overview reviews key concepts and learning activities to help students understand how genes influence our traits by molecular processes. Topics covered include basic understanding of the important roles of proteins and DNA; DNA structure, function and replication; the molecular biology of how genes influence traits, including transcription and translation; and the molecular biology of mutations. To help students understand the relevance of these molecular processes, the suggested learning activities link alleles of specific genes to human characteristics such as albinism, sickle cell anemia and muscular dystrophy. This overview provides links to suggested activities which include hands-on laboratory and simulation activities, web-based simulations, discussion activities and a vocabulary review game.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game, Unit of Study

Author: Ingrid Waldron

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