The pancreas is the source of the bulk of digestive enzymes that act upon the contents of the small intestine.
The normal function of the pancreas can be studied in the context of acute pancreatitis, an inflammatory disease with a sudden onset. This interrupted case study presents a discussion about the benefits of the influenza vaccine between Mary, a nursing student, and her coworker, Karen.
In this case study, students evaluate information about the use of acupuncture and consider the possibilities of alternative therapies while at the same time questioning their effectiveness.
To complete the case, students collect information from Inter...
This case was developed for use in the first weeks of a course in order to show students how participating in active learning exercises in their classes can benefit them.
It uses the fictionalized story of a manager of a scientific consulting firm who ...However, most males live their whole lives without having the chance to breed. He has been admitted into the hospital with bacterial pneumonia, but he soon becomes bored and frustrated by his rate of progress; are the prescribed intravenous antibiotics really doing anything? This flipped case study explores how the topics of membrane structure, transport, and signaling via membrane-bound receptors are intimately associated with the paralysis of muscle targeted by botulinum neurotoxin. This case study is designed to teach students at various levels about large biomolecules, nutrition, and product analysis.The events leading up to mating can be very dangerous and also very costly to an individual. Students conduct a biochemical analysis of several popular energy drinks on the market, which many students purchase at fairly hi...Practical design task investigating the surface area to volume ratio on potato cubs. Beneficial to those wanting to find out how to set out the osmosis practical report and wanting help with constructing the discussion.In most animals, the drive to breed and produce offspring is strong.This clicker case is designed to lead students to a conceptual understanding of oxidative phosphorylation (and, by analogy, photosynthesis).Students begin with a pre-class handout that presents background information on DNP, a weight-loss drug that wa...In this case study, students play the role of a NASA scientist tasked with analyzing samples of atmosphere and soil collected on Mars as part of the Mars Curiosity Mission.The case study takes place in the future when samples of the Martian atmosphere...In this true story, students examine the case of a woman with a family predisposition to cancer who is considering genetic testing.Students learn about various aspects of DNA testing and determine how to counsel the woman. In this directed case study, students investigate the cause of death in an incident that occurs late at night in a research lab.