ERIC Number: EJ1073338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Reference Count: 4
"Physiology in the News": Using Press Releases to Enhance Lay Communication and Introduce Current Physiology Research to Undergraduates
Kelly, Kevin L.; Poteracki, James M.; Steury, Michael D.; Wehrwein, Erica A.
Advances in Physiology Education, v39 n3 p248-249 Sep 2015
Michigan State University's senior-level undergraduate physiology capstone laboratory uses a simple exercise termed "Physiology in the News," to help students explore the current research within the field of physiology while also learning to communicate science in lay terms. "Physiology in the News" is an activity that charges the students with finding, for themselves, press release information on where the field of physiology is today. This paper describes how this activity provides physiology students with several important skills required to be active and articulate physiologists, and encourages students to be well-informed scientific citizens and keep current on all areas of physiology.
Descriptors: Physiology, Curriculum, Scientific Research, Science Laboratories, News Media, Communication (Thought Transfer), Science Instruction, College Seniors, Assignments, Learning Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan