1,545 results match your criteria Advances In Physiology Education[Journal]


Using "evidence based practice" to integrate physiological knowledge with practical application in an introductory undergraduate exercise physiology course.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 May 12. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Health and Exercise Science, College of Health and Human Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States.

Critical thinking and scientific communication are common learning objectives in physiology education. However, a lack of real-world application can limit the transfer of these skills to professional settings. For example, health and wellness professionals are often asked to give advice to clients and patients regarding the use of nutritional supplements, diets, and exercise programs. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Strategies adopted by undergraduate teaching assistants in Physiology and Biophysics education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 May 12. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

The COVID-19 pandemic affected almost all aspects of our lives, including the Education sector and the way of teaching and learning. In March 2020, health authorities in Brazil have imposed social isolation and the interruption of on-site activities in schools and universities. In this context, the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), one of the largest universities in Brazil and Latin America, developed the Emergency Remote Learning (ERL) that allowed the return of classes in an online format and supported students to obtain access to equipment and Internet network. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

A blended learning exercise physiology theory-module that supports student autonomy and improves academic performance.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 May 12. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Agriculture, Biomedicine and Environment, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

A limited number of studies have explored the impact of blended exercise physiology theory curricula on student learning and experience. This study aimed to investigate the impact of an exercise physiology blended learning theory module on student performance, engagement, and perceptions. The module, comprised a range of elements (student guide, lecturer-recorded videos, supplementary videos, formative quizzes, workshops, and discussion forum), was implemented in a third-year subject taken by students in non-specialist undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Reply to Wong and O'Neill.

Authors:
Chaya Gopalan

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 06;46(2):330

Department of Applied Health, Department of Anesthesiology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois.

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Student perspectives on applying the flipped teaching model virtually and in person.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 06;46(2):329

St. George's University of London, London, United Kingdom.

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Educating With Captain America: Metabolic and Nutritional Considerations.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Apr 28. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Department of Kinesiology, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, United States.

Captain America can bring more than entertainment value to the public. The pop icon can also be used effectively in the science classroom, encouraging students to more effectively learn the content. How Cap uses nutrients and how often he eats are novel ways to communicate real science. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Inconceivable: assessment of teaching at the university level.

Authors:
Douglas B Luckie

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 28;46(2):335-338. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Department of Physiology and Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Although most colleges and universities use a scholarly, multifaceted, and data-rich methodology to evaluate a faculty member's research, by comparison they are quite lacking in the way they evaluate teaching. We share advice from education experts for guidance at designing an ideal process "to evaluate teaching productivity as seriously as we do research" as well as an outline of a teaching rubric used to evaluate university faculty members. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Redesigning a face-to-face course to an asynchronous online format: a look at teaching pathophysiology with software that enhances student engagement.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 28;46(2):339-344. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Department of Life Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Manchester, New Hampshire.

The COVID-19 pandemic, while disruptive and abrupt, provided instructors opportunities to redesign face-to-face (F2F) lecture courses to an online asynchronous delivery mode. Asynchronous course delivery is often synonymous with recorded lectures, discussion boards, and standardized assessments, yet this mode can be student-centered, include active learning, and engage students. Our undergraduate clinical pathophysiology course was redesigned with (Lt by ADInstruments) lessons with video case studies in place of a textbook. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Using the Teaching Career Enhancement Award from the American Physiological Society to train faculty to successfully implement flipped teaching.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 21;46(2):345-350. Epub 2022 Apr 21.

Department of Applied Health, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois.

Flipped teaching (FT) is a student-centered instructional method that shifts lectures out of the classroom and uses a variety of activities to apply content during class time. FT has gained attention among educators as a student-centered instructional method. However, many faculty still lack the skills, knowledge, confidence, and expertise to implement FT in their classrooms. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Skeletal Muscle Coverage in Undergraduate Courses, Part 2: A Comparison of Stand-alone Human Anatomy (HA) and Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) Courses.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Apr 21. Epub 2022 Apr 21.

Sam Houston State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Conroe, TX, United States.

Anecdotal data suggests great variation in breadth and depth of skeletal muscle coverage between undergraduate human anatomy (HA) and anatomy and physiology (A&P) courses. This manuscript is the second in a series (1) that methodically assesses skeletal muscle content coverage across undergraduate HA and A&P courses. The authors developed an online skeletal muscle coverage survey and collected 342 responses worldwide, 156 from instructors of HA courses and 186 from A&P course instructors. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

The past, the present, and the future of flipped teaching.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 06 31;46(2):331-334. Epub 2022 Mar 31.

Department of English, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois.

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Multicenter Graduate Program in Physiological Sciences Meeting 2021: challenges for the early-career science workforce.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 06 31;46(2):325-328. Epub 2022 Mar 31.

Laboratory of Neuromechanics, Multicenter Graduate Program in Physiological Sciences, Federal University of Pampa, Uruguaiana, Brazil.

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Rain Classroom assisted by WeChat for preliminary online physiology teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 31;46(2):319-324. Epub 2022 Mar 31.

School of Basic Medical Science, Kunming Medical University, Kunming, Yunnan, People's Republic of China.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic during spring semester 2020, teachers and students were forced to engage in online instruction. However, there is little evidence on the feasibility of online physiology teaching. This study demonstrated a 3-wk preliminary online physiology course based on Rain Classroom assisted by the mobile application WeChat. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

A comparison of attitudes toward remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic between students attending a Chinese and an Australian campus.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 24;46(2):297-308. Epub 2022 Mar 24.

School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a strong driver for moving more teaching and learning activities online. Border restrictions have had a severe impact on international students either hoping to enroll in courses offered in Australia or continue with such courses if they are already enrolled. The online learning experience is likely different between students onshore and offshore. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Reducing cognitive load during video lectures in physiology with eye movement modeling and pauses: a randomized controlled study.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 17;46(2):288-296. Epub 2022 Mar 17.

Epsylon, University Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France.

Lectures constitute a basic component of physiology instruction in scientific and healthcare curricula. Technological progress has allowed a switch from face to face to video lectures, yet there is no evidence of video efficacy in physiology. Because videos increase the cognitive load during a learning task, identifying tools that decrease students' cognitive load during video lectures is critical. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

CASCADE your teaching session!

Authors:
Maram Alshareef

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 3;46(2):279-281. Epub 2022 Mar 3.

Department of Community Medicine and Pilgrims Health, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

Medical education has seen a shift toward interactive teaching in small groups that actively involves students in learning. However, didactic teaching, despite drawbacks such as student isolation and low stimulation of critical thinking, is still a very commonly used teaching method. For didactic teaching to be effective, teachers must possess strategies and skills that enable them to teach effectively in large groups and increase students' knowledge retention. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Effector mechanisms in the baroreceptor control of blood pressure.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 24;46(2):282-285. Epub 2022 Feb 24.

Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

While the effects of changing heart rate and systemic vascular resistance have been generally understood and appreciated, the effects of changes in left ventricular contractility on end-systolic volume may have been less understood and appreciated and the effects of changes in venous capacitance on end-diastolic volume may have been unknown to many readers. Herein, we have provided a brief review for the medical student and beginning graduate student highlighting these sometimes-complex relationships. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

General trends in skeletal muscle coverage in undergraduate human anatomy and anatomy and physiology courses.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 24;46(2):309-318. Epub 2022 Feb 24.

Indiana University School of Medicine, Bloomington, Indiana.

There is a widely variable breadth of coverage of skeletal muscle content across both undergraduate human anatomy and undergraduate anatomy and physiology (A&P) courses. In response to the need for a more global understanding of the content taught in undergraduate anatomy courses, we developed an online survey (administered through Qualtrics) where both human anatomy and A&P faculty could report skeletal muscle coverage in their courses. The survey also collected comparative demographic institutional data such as the type of institution (community college vs. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Teachers perception of the use on a low-cost pulse rate sensor for biology education.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 10;46(2):238-245. Epub 2022 Feb 10.

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a commonly used concept in schools, implemented in laboratory work in the form of various digital devices. We evaluated the ICT implementation in cardiovascular physiology in Slovenian primary school education. Surprisingly, we showed a relatively low acceptance rate in biology classes: only 42. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

A team-based learning model using clinical vignettes in an advanced undergraduate pre-health professional physiology course facilitated by medical students.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 3;46(2):246-250. Epub 2022 Feb 3.

Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

There is evidence that demonstrates that teaching preclinical and clinical material can have numerous benefits for both students and teachers, with the majority of literature focusing on peer medical student teaching. There is a dearth of literature exploring the benefit of medical students teaching undergraduate, pre-health professional students and using clinical cases in this setting. We explore our implementation of a team-based learning curriculum built around clinical cases to teach advanced physiology and introduce pathology, pharmacology, and interprofessional collaboration for pre-health students. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Effect of self-regulated learning and technology-enhanced activities on anatomy learning, engagement, and course outcomes in a problem-based learning program.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 3;46(2):219-227. Epub 2022 Feb 3.

School of Physical Therapy, The University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas.

Problem-based learning (PBL) offers advantages for teaching anatomy and physiology for physical therapy students as clinical cases provide a scaffold for a comprehensive review of body systems. Although the utilization of interactive anatomy software greatly contributes to an active learning environment and efficient use of time, simply providing textbook readings, access to anatomy software, and models is not enough to engage students to become active in reaching their learning goals. Time constraints, meaningful technology implementation, resource abundance, and unfamiliarity are challenges that decrease the effectiveness of both facilitating and learning anatomy. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Pandemic adaptations expand physiology educators community outreach.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 27;46(2):233-237. Epub 2022 Jan 27.

Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota.

View Article and Full-Text PDF

A hands-on activity to teach the osmosis phenomenon.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 27;46(2):251-258. Epub 2022 Jan 27.

School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia.

This study proposes a hands-on activity as an experimental alternative method to teach biomedical engineering students the osmosis phenomenon. The students were guided along a learning path that involved their participation in the design and construction of a test device used to measure osmotic flow rate. Thereafter, an experiment was conducted with the test device. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Change the medium, change the message: creativity is key to battle misinformation.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 27;46(2):259-267. Epub 2022 Jan 27.

Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

Marshall McLuhan's groundbreaking work regarding the role of context and medium in communication is very relevant today. By limiting the medium of science communication to dense, jargon-rich academic journals, we restrict the impact of discovery to the scientific community. We are also allowing the propagation of misinformation, as the nonexpert is forced to resource unreliable media to answer their scientific queries. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Impact of COVID-19 on access to laboratories and human participants: exercise science faculty perspectives.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 27;46(2):211-218. Epub 2022 Jan 27.

Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Restrictions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic impacted the ability of faculty and students in exercise science to work in lab settings with human participants. The purpose of this study was to determine how exercise science faculty were impacted by COVID-19 restrictions with respect to access and use of exercise science lab and research facilities. Of the 100 surveyed participants categorized as requiring access to people and lab spaces (lab-based faculty), 61% ( = 61) reported decreased research productivity with 87% ( = 53) of those faculty in one or more of the following subdisciplines: exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, or biomechanics. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

Minority women in academia: K-12 outreach programs to bridge the gap.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Mar;46(1):190-191

Department of Health and Sport Sciences, Exercise Physiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

View Article and Full-Text PDF

The Nernst equation: using physico-chemical laws to steer novel experimental design.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Mar 20;46(1):206-210. Epub 2022 Jan 20.

School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

The application of physico-chemical principles has been routinely used to explain various physiological concepts. The Nernst equation is one example of this, used to predict the potential difference created by the transmembrane ion gradient resulting from uneven ion distribution within cellular compartments and the interstitial space. This relationship remains of fundamental importance to the understanding of electrical signaling in the brain, which relies on current flow across cell membranes. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF

The presidential election of the human body: applying contextual learning to promote connections between the student and the curricular content.

Adv Physiol Educ 2022 Jun 13;46(2):228-232. Epub 2022 Jan 13.

Department of Biological Sciences, Institute of Environmental, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Diadema, São Paulo, Brazil.

Using real-world situations to engage students in learning specific content is advocated by educational research as an effective strategy. However, motivating students to establish personal and emotional connections with the curricular content is challenging. We presented a didactic strategy named "the presidential election of the human body," created to use the presidential election context to engage students in studying cell function and structure using role-playing and appropriation of scientific concepts. Read More

View Article and Full-Text PDF