an interactive tutorial to teach the basic physiology of the heart
David Dewhurst and Stewart Cromar
Introduction: - structure and function of the cardiovascular system;
High quality colour graphics are used extensively throughout the program and features such as animation and a Hypertext facility are used to enhance student learning. The program is highly interactive and uses several features to promote this. For example students are required to:
a) label diagrams by "dragging" labels from a list and "dropping" them into the box corresponding to the correct position on the diagram;
b) interpret recordings of pacemaker cell action potentials to better understand the effect of autonomic nerves on heart rate.
In addition they must
answer a variety of questions included in each section. These may be multiple
choice, selecting correct phrases from a list to complete a statement,
and true/false questions with feedback.
Language Versions: English
Recommended System Requirements:
Target Audience: Undergraduates from biological science, medical and health-related courses Suitable for primary learning, revision and as a remedial teaching resource. It covers approximately 4 one-hour lectures to first year students) and would occupy students for 4-6 hours of independent study.
Price: £250 (multiuser, educational license)
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