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Anatomy and Physiology I
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Includes the study of the gross and microscopic structure of the systems ...

Includes the study of the gross and microscopic structure of the systems of the human body with special emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, the systems of the human body, and mechanisms responsible for homeostasis.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Full Course
Textbook
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Lumen Learning
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Candela Courseware
eText of Human Anatomy and Physiology
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This “streamlined” text provides detailed information about the salient topics covered in ...

This “streamlined” text provides detailed information about the salient topics covered in a traditional first year two course sequence in college Anatomy and Physiology without a lot of peripheral information. This allows students to focus on the primary concepts without getting lost in ancillary information that may or may not be relevant. This text should also serve as a good review for anyone wanting to brush up on the subject. Interested readers will include allied health students such as nursing, surgical technology, physical therapy, medical assistant, dental assistant, massage therapy, pre-medical and pre-chiropractic. It is presented in an etext format that allows a number of advantages over printed medium. These include the ability to search through the text by entering terms in the search window (eliminating the need for an index), the ability to enlarge diagrams, and the portability of an electronic file. There are also review questions at the end of each chapter with an answer key in the back of the text. Lastly there is a text webpage that includes learning plans, podcasts, powerpoints, links and videos to help students along. This material is licensed under the creative commons license. This means that instructors are free to share, copy, modify and distribute. The only requirement is to cite the author. Contains content for 2-semester course sequence in human anatomy and physiology. Many illustrations and review questions.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Textbook
Provider:
Moraine Park Technical College
Author:
Dr. Bruce Forciea
Biology
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Published by OpenStax College, Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for ...

Published by OpenStax College, Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

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Biology
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Textbook
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Connie Rye
Jean DeSaix
Jung Choi
Robert Wise
Vladimir Jurukovski
Yael Avissar
Anatomy and Physiology
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Published by OpenStax College, Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for ...

Published by OpenStax College, Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the yearlong Human Anatomy and Physiology course taught at most two- and four-year colleges and universities to students majoring in nursing and allied health. Anatomy and Physiology is 29 chapters of pedagogically effective learning content, organized by body system, and written at an audience-appropriate level. The lucid text, strategically constructed art, inspiring career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Textbook
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Brandon Poe
Dean H. Kruse
Eddie Johnson
James A. Wise
J. Gordon Betts
Jody E. Johnson
Kelly A. Young
Oksana Korol
Peter DeSaix
Kansas State University Human Nutrition (FNDH 400) Flexbook
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FNDH 400 is a 3-hour, intermediate-level, nutrition course at Kansas State University ...

FNDH 400 is a 3-hour, intermediate-level, nutrition course at Kansas State University taught on campus every spring semester, and all 3 semesters (fall, spring, summer) via the Division of Continuing Education. On campus most students in the class are majoring in Nutritional Sciences, Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition & Kinesiology, Athletic Training, and Dietetics. There is an increasing number of Biology, Life Sciences and other majors taking the course.

Students in addition to having access through Google Docs, can download the flexbook as an .odt, .pdf, .rtf, .doc, text, or html file giving them flexibility to use the document how they would like. Students can also choose whether they would like to read flexbook digitally or print and read on paper.

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Nutrition
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Full Course
Textbook
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Kansas State University
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Individual Authors
Author:
Brian Lindshield Ph.D.
Biology I
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An introduction to biology intended for non-science majors. Focus areas include chemical ...

An introduction to biology intended for non-science majors.  Focus areas include chemical foundations, cell structure and division, genetics, and evolution.

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Biology
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Full Course
Textbook
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Lumen Learning
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Candela Courseware
Author:
David Fernandez
Leslie Orzetti
Paula Rodgers
Anatomy and Physiology
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Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the yearlong Human Anatomy ...

Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the yearlong Human Anatomy and Physiology course taught at most two- and four-year colleges and universities to students majoring in nursing and allied health. A&P is 29 chapters of pedagogically effective learning content, organized by body system, and written at an audience-appropriate level. The lucid text, strategically constructed art, inspiring career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course.

Color is used for pedagogical effect in A&P. Most art will consist of elegant black line, with the strongest line illustrating the most important structure(s) and shading used to show dimension and shape. Color (used only when needed) highlights and clarifies the primary anatomical or functional point of the illustration. Student focus is drawn to the most important learning point in each illustration, without distraction from excessive gradients, shadows, and loud highlights. The online book provides students with links to surgical videos, histology, interactive diagrams, and cadaver imagery at critical junctures. The text will publish in early June 2013.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Textbook
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University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
Open Textbook Library
Author:
J. Betts, Peter DeSaix, Eddie Johnson, Jody Johnson, Oksana Korol, Dean Kruse, Brandon Poe, James Wise, Kelly Young
Kimball's Biology Pages
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The pages represent an online biology textbook created by Professor John W. ...

The pages represent an online biology textbook created by Professor John W. Kimball who taught at Harvard, Tufts, and Phillips Andover Academy before he retired. He now maintains this free biology book, constantly updated and set up for easy browsing and searching.

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Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Kimball's Biology Pages
Author:
John W. Kimball
Mt Hood Community College Biology 101
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BI101A is a survey course that introduces the discipline of cellular biology, ...

BI101A is a survey course that introduces the discipline of cellular biology, exploring topics including the scientific method, parts of a cell, and how cells function. This book focuses on putting those topics into an appropriate context for students who are not biology majors.

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Life Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Christine Anderson
Lisa Bartee
Concepts of Biology
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Concepts of Biology is designed for the introductory biology course for nonmajors ...

Concepts of Biology is designed for the introductory biology course for nonmajors taught at most two- and four-year colleges. The scope, sequence, and level of the program are designed to match typical course syllabi in the market. Concepts of Biology includes interesting applications, features a rich art program, and conveys the major themes of biology.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
Open Textbook Library
Author:
Samantha Fowler, Rebecca Roush, James Wise
Anatomy and Physiology
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Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy ...

Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements. Its lucid text, strategically constructed art, career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams.

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Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Brandon Poe
Dean H. Kruse
Eddie Johnson
James A. Wise
J. Gordon Betts
Jody E. Johnson
Kelly A. Young
Mark Womble
Oksana Korol
Peter DeSaix
Good Food: The Ethics and Politics of Food Choices, Fall 2012
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This course explores the values (aesthetic, moral, cultural, religious, prudential, political) expressed ...

This course explores the values (aesthetic, moral, cultural, religious, prudential, political) expressed in the choices of food people eat. It analyzes the decisions individuals make about what to eat, how society should manage food production and consumption collectively, and how reflection on food choices might help resolve conflicts between different values.

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Arts and Humanities
Ecology
Nutrition
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Sally Haslanger
Food and Culture, Spring 2011
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Explores connections between what we eat and who we are through cross-cultural ...

Explores connections between what we eat and who we are through cross-cultural study of how personal identities and social groups are formed via food production, preparation, and consumption. Organized around critical discussion of what makes "good" food good (healthy, authentic, ethical, etc.). Uses anthropological and literary classics as well as recent writing and films on the politics of food and agriculture.

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Arts and Humanities
Nutrition
Anthropology
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Full Course
Textbook
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Paxson, Heather
Cell and Molecular Biology: What We Know & How We Found Out
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Like most introductory science textbooks, this one opens with a discussion of ...

Like most introductory science textbooks, this one opens with a discussion of scientific method. A key feature is its focus on experimental support for what we know about cell and molecular biology. Understanding how science is practiced and how investigators think about experimental results is essential to understanding the relationship of cell structure and function…, not to mention our relationship to the natural world. This is a free Open Education Resource (OER), covered by a Creative Commons CCBY license (check out the Preface!). Every chapter begins with learning objectives and links to relevant recorded lectures. As used by the author, the iText engages students with embedded “just-in-time” learning tools. These include instructor’s annotations (comments) directing students to animations or text of interest, as well as links to writing assignments and quizzes. These interactive features aim to strengthen critical thinking and writing skills necessary to understand cell and molecular biology, not to mention science as a way of thinking in general. Please excuse the marketing terms, but you can choose between Bronze, Silver, or Gold versions, reflecting increasing potential for student interaction with the iText. Download your choice of the iText or the sample chapter at one of the links below.

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Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Textbook
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Digital Commons
Author:
Gerald Bergtrom
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
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This course is intended for the student interested in the smallest units ...

This course is intended for the student interested in the smallest units within biology: molecules and cells. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: relate biological concepts to daily living; characterize biological principles common to all organisms; explain the significance of biological principles to other fields of study; recognize the common relationships among scientific fields; demonstrate skills in using laboratory equipment; apply and evaluate application of the scientific method; transfer and apply your biological knowledge to solve problems in different settings; explain how matter and energy are stored and transformed by living systems; explain how information is stored, copied, transferred, and expressed in biological systems; describe the structure and function of biological macromolecules; describe the structure and function of cellular components. This free course may be completed online at any time. It has been developed through a partnership with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; the Saylor Foundation has modified some WSBCTC materials. (Biology 101B)

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Biology
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Full Course
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Reading
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The Saylor Foundation
Affect: Biological, Psychological, and Social Aspects of Feelings, Spring 2013
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This course studies the relations of affect to cognition and behavior, feeling ...

This course studies the relations of affect to cognition and behavior, feeling to thinking and acting, and values to beliefs and practices. These connections will be considered at the psychological level of organization and in terms of their neurobiological and sociocultural counterparts.

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Biology
Psychology
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Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Chorover, Stephan
Healing Earth: Water
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This chapter of the Healing Earth e-textbook outlines the water's physical structure ...

This chapter of the Healing Earth e-textbook outlines the water's physical structure and characteristics, describes the hydrologic cycle and shows the sources and uses of water. The chapter utilizes the Ignatian pedagogy to further a reader's understanding of water in terms of ethics, spirituality, and action. It includes a case study of the River Ganges.

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Ecology
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Textbook
Provider:
Loyola University Chicago
Provider Set:
International Jesuit Ecology Project
Author:
Bill Anderson
Carolyn Martsberger
Christopher Peterson
Clyde Goulden
David Slavsky
George McGraw
Hilly Ann Roa-Quiaoit
Jaime Tatay
Jame Schaefer
Jennifer L. Snyder
Jesse Manuta
Jo Beth D'Agostino
Julie Belandres-Otadoy
Lazar Savari
Leonard Chiti
Luiz Felife Guanaes Rego
Meghan Toomey
Michael Schuck
Nancy Tuchman
Nélida Naveros Córdova
Nicholas Tete
Patrick Daubenmire
Paulus Wiryono
Pedro Linares
Pedro Walpole
Philip Nahlik
Ping Jing
Rachel Hart Winter
Rev. John S.J. Braverman
Shannon Jung
Stephen Mitten
Thomas Lovejoy
Veronica Gaylie
William French
Virus-host Interactions in Infectious Diseases, Spring 2013
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Co-evolution and adaptation between viruses and humans are often portrayed as a ...

Co-evolution and adaptation between viruses and humans are often portrayed as a zero-sum biological arms race. Viruses enter host cells equipped with an array of mechanisms to evade the host defense responses and replicate. The rapid rate of mutation of viruses permits evolution of various methodologies for infection, which in turn drive development of non-specific but highly effective host mechanisms to restrict infection. This class will discuss the varied solutions each side has developed as a means for survival. We will use examples drawn from human disease-causing pathogens that contribute seriously to the global health burden, including HIV, influenza and dengue virus. Primary research papers will be discussed to help students learn to pose scientific questions and design and conduct experiments to answer the questions and critically interpret data. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. Many instructors of the Advanced Undergraduate Seminars are postdoctoral scientists with a strong interest in teaching.

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Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Joseph Ashour
Sumana Sanyal
Medicines by Design
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Medicines By Design aims to explain how scientists unravel the many different ...

Medicines By Design aims to explain how scientists unravel the many different ways medicines work in the body and how this information guides the hunt for drugs of the future. Pharmacology is a broad discipline encompassing every aspect of the study of drugs, including their discovery and development and the testing of their action in the body. Much of the most promising pharmacological research going on at universities across the country is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Working at the crossroads of chemistry, genetics, cell biology, physiology, and engineering, pharmacologists are fighting disease in the laboratory and at the bedside.

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Life Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institute of Health
 US Department of Health and Human Services
Vascular Development in Life, Disease and Cancer Medicine, Fall 2009
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The growth of blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis, is one ...

The growth of blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis, is one of the earliest events in mammalian development and is regulated by a sensitive interplay of growth factors and other molecules. In this course, we will discuss the key molecular regulators of blood vessel development as well as the techniques and experimental systems that have been utilized by vascular biologists. We will also examine the success of several anti-angiogenic treatments that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that inhibit the pro-angiogenic vascular endothelial growth factor, VEGF, and that are now being used to treat age-related macular degeneration. Finally, we will explore how during the course of cancer progression, establishment of a blood supply into a tumor can lead to the growth and spread of cancer cells to secondary sites. We will discuss the caveats and potential pitfalls of targeting tumor blood vessels to starve cancer cells and prevent the spread of cancer, which remains one of the leading causes of death in the USA. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. Many instructors of the Advanced Undergraduate Seminars are postdoctoral scientists with a strong interest in teaching.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Naba, Alexandra
Turner, Christopher