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All Caught Up: Bycatching and Design
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Bycatch, the unintended capture of animals in commercial fishing gear, is a hot topic in marine conservation today. The surprisingly high level of bycatch about 25% of the entire global catch is responsible for the decline of hundreds of thousands of dolphins, whales, porpoises, seabirds and sea turtles each year. Through this curricular unit, students analyze the significance of bycatch in the global ecosystem and propose solutions to help reduce bycatch. They become familiar with current attempts to reduce the fishing mortality of these animals. Through the associated activities, the challenges faced today are reinforced and students are stimulated to brainstorm about possible engineering designs or policy changes that could reduce the magnitude of bycatch.

Subject:
Engineering
Ecology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Amy Whitt
Matt Nusnbaum
Vicki Thayer
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Allied Health Microbiology
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In this textbook the focus will be on the bacteria and archaea (traditionally known as the “prokaryotes,”) and the viruses and other acellular agents.

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Biology
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Textbook
Provider:
Open Oregon State
Author:
Linda Bruslind
Date Added:
12/03/2019
Anatomy & Physiology
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An adapted version of the OpenStax Anatomy & Physiology with revised content and artwork.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Amy Harwell
Devon Quick
Joel Kaufmann
Jon Runyeon
Katie Morrison-graham
Leeah Whittier
Lindsay M Biga
Mike Lemaster
Philip Matern
Robin Hopkins
Sierra Dawson
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
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This is the laboratory component of Anatomy & Physiology I. The concepts covered range from anatomical terminology, directional terms, body orientation to exercises on tissues, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Activity/Lab
Full Course
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CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Olufemi Sodeinde
Date Added:
06/16/2022
Anatomy Quizbook: for students studying or intending to study medicine
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The Anatomy Quizbook is an interactive learning book that will help students and tutors – indeed anyone interested in anatomy – learn, test and improve their knowledge of the human body.

Readers are presented with carefully selected questions and diagrams addressing core learning in clinically-relevant anatomy. This selective rather than exhaustive approach will especially suit time-poor scholars. Regular self-testing will also ensure a robust and strategic understanding of the subject matter.

In this first Volume, you can develop your knowledge of fundamental anatomy, including clinically-relevant terminology and the significant parts and operation of the:

- Thorax, focusing on the heart, lungs, and associated bones, muscles, nerves, blood and lymphatic vessels.

- Abdomen, exploring the stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen and their supporting structures (muscles, nerves, blood and lymphatic vessels).

- Pelvis, examining the bones, ligaments, vessels and nerves of the pelvic region, the features of male and female pelves, and the major digestive and excretory organs (colon, rectum, bladder and urethra).

Whilst developed primarily for students who are studying, or intend to study, medicine, the Anatomy Quizbook will reward all readers who seek to explore and learn about the workings of the human body.

Regular users will find much to learn and build on, hopefully leading to further enthusiasm for a valuable subject that underpins much of medicine.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
UTS ePress
Author:
Kerry G. Baker
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Anatomy and Physiology
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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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Life Science
Anatomy/Physiology
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Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
07/23/2019
Anatomy and Physiology
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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.

Subject:
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
Date Added:
03/06/2013
Anatomy and Physiology
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This is the open educational resource for BIO2311: Anatomy & Physiology I. This site provides all you will need for the course including a syllabus, link to the textbook, lecture notes, assignments, and all other related resources.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Debbie Priftakis
Date Added:
06/16/2022
Anatomy and Physiology I
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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.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
03/31/2016
Anatomy and Physiology II
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Includes sections on the Endocrine System, the Cardiovascular System, the Lymphatic and Immune System, the Respiratory System, the Digestive System, Nutrition, the Urinary System, the Reproductive System, and Development and Inheritance.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
03/31/2016
Anatomy and Physiology II
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Anatomy and Physiology II syllabi and supplemental materials. This course covers a survey of the human body that stresses biological principles, chemical interpretations, and physical applications at the various levels of organization. The class lectures cover embryonic and physiologic theories of muscular, nervous, integument, skeletal, and endocrine systems. The class laboratories examine the integument, skeletal, and nervous systems. The department encourages students to complete Principles of Biology II/Lab (BIO102) and/or Chemical Science I/Lab (CHM110) before enrolling in this course. Course meets: 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Course materials by Dr. Phillip T. Wong and Dr. Mark Beaumont, content added to OER Commons by Victoria Vidal.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Roxbury Community College
Author:
Philip T. Wong
Date Added:
05/10/2022
Anatomy and Physiology I & II (GHC)
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This Open Course is an adaptation of OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology and was created under a Round Nine ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Topics covered include:

Chemical Organization
Cellular Organization
Tissue Organization
Integumentary System
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Nervous System
Endocrine System
Cardiovascular System
Lymphatic System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Reproductive System

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Date Added:
06/20/2018
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
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Syllabi and Lab Exercises for SCI 201: Anatomy and Physiology I. This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the structure, function and disorders of the human body. Topics include an overview of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems, as well as a discussion of tissues and special senses. A three-hour lab session is required each week. Course materials written by Maria Carles and Georgia Thoidis, content uploaded to OER Commons by Victoria Vidal.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Roxbury Community College
Author:
Maria Carles
Date Added:
05/10/2022
Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture
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This course is the first part of the two semester course of Anatomy and Physiology. It integrates the anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs and human body systems, It 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. It is based on OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology book and is supplemented by content from the Open Learning Initiative (Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initative) and Boundless Physiology Open Book.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
New York City College of Technology
Author:
Judyta Juranek
Date Added:
06/16/2022
Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
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Veterinary nurses need to have a firm grasp of the normal structure of an animal’s body and how it functions before they can understand the effect diseases and injuries have and the best ways to treat them. This book describes the structure of the animal body and the way in which it works. Animals encountered in normal veterinary practice are used as examples where possible.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Author:
Ruth Lawson
Date Added:
07/27/2016
Animal Behaviour and Welfare MOOC
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Animal welfare has been described as a complex, multi-faceted public policy issue which includes important scientific, ethical, and other dimensions. Improving our understanding of animal welfare, involves the fascinating study of animal behavior as well as the challenge of accessing the emotions of animals.

This is the On-Demand version of this course, which means you can start the course at any time and work through the course materials at your own pace. The materials and quizzes will always be available to you.

You can come and talk about the course on Twitter using the hashtag #EdAniWelf

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Provider:
University of Edinburgh
Date Added:
11/03/2015
The Anthropology of Biology
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This course applies the tools of anthropology to examine biology in the age of genomics, biotechnological enterprise, biodiversity conservation, pharmaceutical bioprospecting, and synthetic biology. It examines such social concerns such as bioterrorism, genetic modification, and cloning. It offers an anthropological inquiry into how the substances and explanations of biology—ecological, organismic, cellular, molecular, genetic, informatic—are changing. It examines such artifacts as cell lines, biodiversity databases, and artificial life models, and using primary sources in biology, social studies of the life sciences, and literary and cinematic materials, and asks how we might answer Erwin Schrodinger’s 1944 question, “What Is Life?” today.

Subject:
Biology
Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Stefan Helmreich
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Análisis Científico de la Ética desde la Perspectiva Multidisciplinaria - 1
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El presente manuscrito es resultado de investigaciones multidisciplinarias bajo diferentes perspectivas científicas-académicas, mediante la confrontación de criterios de diferentes autores bajo un enfoque descriptivo que señala la importancia de ética en varios escenarios actuales como son en la discriminación de la mujer en ambiente laboral, el manejo de los individuos dentro de las organizaciones, dentro de la agricultura al momento de producir y cultivar, como la ética afecta al clima organizacional y lagestión docente dentro del caso de estudio de una universidad, la ética y la responsabilidad social empresarial como reto de las empresas, la discriminación laboral como comportamiento poco ético en el área de recursos humanos, y por ultimo una contrastación de la ética en la publicidad de las empresas. Estos estudios se realizan desde una mirada científica y se la acerca a la realidad ecuatoriana.

Subject:
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Editorial Grupo AEA
Author:
Geovely J. Olmedo Jumbo
Maybelline J. Herrera-Sánchez
Yeska D. Quezada Valarezo
Date Added:
07/19/2022
Applied Bioinformatics
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The tremendous growth of bioinformatics and computational biology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has had an associated growth in software and algorithms for studying biological sequences. This book is designed to introduce students of the life sciences with little to no programming experience to the concepts and methodologies of bioinformatics, and contemporary software applications.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
David A. Hendrix
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Applied Ecology
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Applied ecology is a framework for the application of knowledge about ecosystems so that actions can be taken to create a better balance and harmony between people and nature in order to reduce human impact on other beings and their habitats.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
07/27/2016
Artistic Expression of Original Research Course Curriculum
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Grade level: graduate students, advanced undergrads, persons with analyzed research results

Course length: 1 semester, 4-6 months

Objective: This course empowers scientists to engage with their own data, each other, and the public through art. Through collective brainstorming, prototyping, and feedback from professional artists, students will create a project that expresses their own research through any artistic medium of their choice. The course typically culminates in a public art exhibition where students interact with a general audience to discuss their research, art, and what it means to be a scientist.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Graphic Design
Life Science
Biology
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Peter Marting
Date Added:
07/25/2018
Avila OER: Biology
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OER | Biology Overview:

On this webpage you will find OER Biology textbooks along with supplemental materials and a few lecture videos.
The purpose of these discipline-specific webpages is to display content that might be of interest to faculty who are considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes. This list of content is by no means exhaustive. The nature of open educational resources is very collaborative and it is in that spirit that we encourage any comments about the content featured on this page or recommendations of content that are not already listed here.

Subject:
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Textbook
Provider:
Avila University
Author:
Larry J. Kramer
Date Added:
04/26/2019
BI 101 - General Biology 1
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BI 101 is an introductory lab science course intended for majors in disciplines other than the biological sciences. This course is designed to help you discover the applications of science to your everyday life, as well as provide elements of critical thinking. This course has four Credit Units that emphasize a variety of topics including ecological principles, biodiversity, and impact of human activities on the environment.

Course Outcomes:
1. Discuss biological community interactions.
2. Explain how changes in human population and/or actions impact natural ecosystems.
3. Describe the movement of energy & nutrients through trophic levels.
4. Recognize the appropriate taxonomic level of an organism based on key characteristics or traits.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Linn-Benton Community College
Author:
Linn Benton Virtual College
Date Added:
07/09/2020
BI 102 - General Biology 2
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This is an introductory lab science course intended for majors in disciplines other than the biological sciences. The topics presented include biological molecules, cellular biology, genetics and inheritance, biotechnology, and evolutionary processes. Additionally, the course is designed to help you discover the applications of science in your everyday life, as well as provide elements of critical thinking.

Course Outcomes:
1. Explain how natural selection drives evolution.
2. Express how changes in the genome can affect the phenotype or traits within a population.
3. Be able to describe the patterns of inheritance.
4. Be able describe selected key cell processes.
5. Distinguish between the groups of biomolecules.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Linn-Benton Community College
Author:
Linn Benton Virtual College
Date Added:
07/09/2020
BI 112 Cell Biology Course
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This course is designed to be taught using the textbook Cell Biology for Health Occupations, adapted from OpenStax.

(http://cnx.org/contents/Th3V8ojZ@3.1:zMTtFGyH@4/Introduction).

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Kristen Oja
Michelle Miller
Date Added:
01/18/2017
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy Lab Manual SU 19.pdf
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This resource is a human anatomy lab manual compiled of OER resources from OpenStax, independent faculty authors, and other OER resources. It contains 23 wet lab activities which may be revised/remixed as needed.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Textbook
Author:
Yancy Aquino
Date Added:
06/06/2019
Basic Cell and Molecular Biology 3e: What We Know & How We Found Out
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A grasp of the logic and practice of science is essential to understand the rest of the world around us. To that end, the CMB3e iText (like earlier editions) remains focused on experimental support for what we know about cell and molecular biology, and on showing students the relationship of cell structure and function. Rather than trying to be a comprehensive reference book, CMB3e selectively details investigative questions, methods and experiments that lead to our understanding of cell biology. This focus is nowhere more obvious than in the chapter learning objectives and in external links to supplementary material. The Basic CMB3e version of the iText includes links to external web-sources as well as the author’s short, just-in-time YouTube VOPs (with edited, optional closed captions), all embedded in or near relevant text. Each video is identified with a descriptive title and video play and QR bar codes.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Digital Commons
Author:
Gerald Bergtrom
Date Added:
11/26/2019
BioModels: Quick tour
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This quick tour provides a brief introduction to EMBL-EBI’s resource of mathematical models of biological/biomedical systems.

By the end of the course you will be able to:
Identify how mathematical models are used in investigating the mechanism underlying biological systems and why do we need them.
Explore the content, features, functionality and use of BioModels
Determine where to find out more about BioModels Database

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
EMBL-EBI
Date Added:
11/01/2020
BioSamples: Quick tour
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This quick tour provides a brief introduction to BioSamples data resource, the EMBL-EBI resource that stores and supplies descriptions and metadata about biological samples.

By the end of the course you will be able to:
Describe the role of BioSamples
Navigate the BioSamples website
Describe where to find out more about BioSamples

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
EMBL-EBI
Date Added:
08/01/2020