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Vision and Change Teacher-Recommended Collection: Circulatory System

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Description Collection Description
A collection of readings, animations and quiz to explore more about the cardiovascular system. It also strengthens the basic knowledge of CVS gained through textbook.

How were the items in this collection used?
The students were encouraged to go through these activities after reading the textbook assignments and attending the lectures.

Who used this collection?
This collection was used by undergraduates in human anatomy and physiology courses.

Which of the V&C Core Concepts does this collection address?
Structure & Function ('Basic units of structure define the function of all living things.')
The heart chambers and valves are structurally designed to support their function if providing direction to flow of blood.

Pathways and Transformations of Energy and Matter ('Biological systems grow and change by processes based upon chemical transformation pathways and are governed by the laws of thermodynamics.')
The circulatory pathways are demonstrated to correctly understatnd the flow od blood from one chamber to another.

Systems ('Living systems are interconnected and interacting.')
The relationship of cardiovascular system with respiratory system has been demonstrated in this collection.

Which of the V&C Core Competencies and Disciplinary Practices does this collection address?
Ability to Apply the Process of Science ('Biology is evidence based and grounded in the formal practices of observation, experimentation, and hypothesis testing.')
The activities listed in the collection guides students to understand the effects of various physical factors on the physiology of circulation.

Ability to Use Quantitative Reasoning ('Biology relies on applications of quantitative analysis and mathematical reasoning.')
The calculations used in cardiovascular system physiology utilize the formulas of stroke volume and cardiac output.

Ability to Use Modeling and Simulation ('Biology focuses on the study of complex systems.')
There are simulations included in this collection which include animations on heart circulation and fetal circulation.

Ability to Tap into the Interdisciplinary Nature of Science ('Biology is an interdisciplinary science.')
The cardiovascular physiology utilizes the phenomenon of physics in many examples like laws of hemodynamics.

Ability to Communicate and Collaborate with Other Disciplines ('Biology is a collaborative scientific discipline.')
The knowledge of basic sciences is the foundation of health science courses like nursing. This collection begins with the knowledge of basic science related to CVS

Please enter suggestions for colleagues.
This collection best works supplementary to textbook reading. You can use this collection as an assignment for the students to go through all the resources and comment on the learning objectives met.

Type of Resource Annotated Collection
Format Multiple Formats
Puneet Arora, Mount Royal University
Grade/Age Levels Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
Undergraduate upper division (Grades 15-16)
Learning Time <=1 hour
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed by Partner Organization

Resources in Collection
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Web Site Links
Cardiology Teaching Package
A Beginners Guide to Normal Heart Function, Sinus Rhythm & Common Cardiac Arrhythmias


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A diverse collection; needs to be tailor made for your class.! Excellent!