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View Resource Powerhouse Rules: The Role of Mitochondria in Human Diseases

Mitochondria are often described as the powerhouses of cells, and this rather fascinating course offered at MIT looks into the role they play in human diseases. The materials here are from the Spring 2011 version of "Powerhouse Rules: The Role of Mitochondria in Human Diseases" taught by Professor Daniel Ferullo. The course is one of the advanced undergraduate seminars offered by MIT's Biology...

View Resource The Tired Swimmer: A Case Study on the Nervous System

This case study will help students understand the intricacies of the human nervous system. The lesson will explain nerve and muscle function, the function of chemical synapses and the role of acetylcholine receptors. The material would be appropriate for high school or lower level undergraduate students, particularly in studying anatomy and physiology. The case study and teaching notes may be...

View Resource The Hot Tub Mystery

This case study sets up a mystery and asks students to solve it using science: why was the couple found dead in their hot tub? The material asks students to connect seemingly unrelated factors, such as blood pressure, hot water and alcohol. The material would be most appropriate for lower level undergraduate students. The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format. The site...

View Resource The A&P Professor

Kevin Patton is the president emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and he is also the brains behind the A&P (Anatomy & Physiology) Professor website. Patton has worked to create this online collection of resources for people teaching human anatomy and physiology, and it's a great counterpart to his blog of the same name. Visitors should start by looking over one of the five...

View Resource Renal System Reading and Lab Activities

The American Physiological Society (APS) has teamed up with a range of partners to create the APS Archive of Teaching Resources. Part of their work includes crafting thematic collections of high-quality & interactive resources for use in a variety of undergraduate anatomy and physiology courses. This particular set of materials deals with the renal system, and visitors will find four useful...

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