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POGIL Activities for Introductory Anatomy and Physiology Courses


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POGIL Activities for Introductory Anatomy and Physiology Courses

Murray Jensen, Anne Loyle, Allison Mattheis, The POGIL Project

ISBN: 978-1-118-98674-5 January 2016 116 Pages

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This book is a collection of fifteen POGIL activities for entry level anatomy and physiology students.  The collection is not comprehensive: it does not have activities for every body system, but what we do offer is a good first step to introducing POGIL to your students.  There are some easy and short activities (Levels of Organization) and others that are more difficult (Determinants of Blood Oxygen Content).

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Levels of Organization
Model 1 Anatomy and Levels of Organization

Introduction to Medical Terminology
Model 1 The Anatomy of a Medical Term

Introduction to Homeostasis
Model 1 Thermostat-controlled Heating System
Model 2 Homeostatic Feedback Loop

Membrane Transport
Model 1 Active Versus Passive Transport
Model 2 Osmosis
Model 3 Tonicity

Epithelial Tissue Histology
Model 1 Structure of Epithelial Tissue

PTH, Osteoporosis, and Calcium Homeostasis
Model 1 Test Results
Model 2 Histology of Bone Tissue
Model 3 Hormones and Calcium Level Regulation

Muscle Contraction
Model 1 Anatomy of a Sarcomere
Model 2 Comparing Relaxed and Contracted Sarcomeres
Model 3 Cross Sections Through a Sarcomere

Heart Valves and the Cardiac Cycle
Model 1 Opening and Closing of Heart Valves
Model 2 ECG & Left Heart Pressure Changes During Two Cardiac Cycles

Electrical Activity in the Heart
Model 1 The Excitation-Conduction System of the Heart
Model 2 The Sequence of Electrical Excitation in the Heart
Model 3 Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
Model 4 ECG and Selected Arrhythmias
Model 5 Ventricular Fibrillation

Parameters of Vascular Function
Model 1 Relationships between Pressure and Flow in a Single Vessel
Model 2 Pressures in the Circulation

Blood Glucose Metabolism
Model 1 The Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)
Model 2 Blood Glucose and Blood Insulin Levels
Model 3 Glycemic Index and Changes in Blood Glucose

Determinants of Fluid Exchange (Filtration) across the Capillary Wall
Model 1 Hydrostatic Pressure
Model 2 Colloid Osmotic Pressure
Model 3 Movement of Fluid Across the Capillary Wall (Filtration)

Determinants of Blood Oxygen Content
Model 1 Oxygen Binding to a Single Hemoglobin Molecule
Model 2 Hemoglobin (Hb) Values and Their Effect on Oxygen Carrying Capacity
Model 3 Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve

Action Potential
Model 1 Alteration of Resting Membrane Potential
Model 2 Ion Movement Across Neuronal Membrane
Model 3 Action Potential

The Menstrual Cycle
Model 1 Ovarian Events
Model 2 Ovarian Events + Plasma Levels of Sex Steroid Hormones
Model 3 Ovarian Events and Plasma Levels of Gonadotropins and Sex Steroid Hormones
Model 4 Ovarian Events + Plasma Levels of Gonadotropins and Sex Steroid Hormones + Uterine Cycle