ERIC Number: EJ689558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Chewing Over Physiology Integration
Abdulkader, Fernando; Azevedo-Martins, Anna Karenina; de Arcisio Miranda, Manoel; Brunaldi, Kellen
Advances in Physiology Education, v29 n1 p51-53 Mar 2005
An important challenge for both students and teachers of physiology is to integrate the differentareas in which physiological knowledge is didactically divided. In developing countries, such an issue is even more demanding, because budget restrictions often affect the physiology program with laboratory classes being the first on the list when it comes to cuts in expenses. With the aim of addressing this kind of problem, the graduate students of our department organized a physiology summer course offered to undergraduate students. The objective was to present the different physiological systems in an integrated fashion. The strategy pursued was to plan laboratory classes whose experimental results were the basis for the relevant theoretical discussions. The subject we developed to illustrate physiology integration was the study of factors influencing salivary secretion.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Laboratory Experiments, Physiology, Graduate Students, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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