Gut Functions and Control

18th March 2016

This topic begins with an interactive animation detailing the anatomy of the digestive tract. The general structure of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is described and supported by a diagram showing the layers of the tract wall. Another animation demonstrating peristalsis is included and the three phases of swallowing are described. This resource was created by Prof […]

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Gastro-intestinal Tract

17th March 2016

This resource has a thorough introduction to the whole gastro-intestinal tract. An animation illustrates the pathway taken by food as it travels through the digestive system. Peristalsis is illustrated using an animation. Students can test their knowledge of the components of the GI tract with a show/hide feature. The topic finishes with an overview of […]

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Cancer Biology Resource

10th March 2016

Here you will find links to the relevant associations and lead partner, information relating to the background to this new initiative and a download area where you can access materials made available through the OER scheme. The resource contains flash animations, lab practical e-resource, powerpoint presentations and question banks and can be viewed here. This resource […]

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Heart Structure

10th March 2016

This topic describes the components of the conducting system of the heart and their individual roles. An image illustrates the overall process and shows their relative locations. The topic concludes with a schematic diagram illustrating the direction of blood flow and whether it is oxygenated or de-oxygenated. The resource was created by Raja Habib, St George’s […]

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Heart Anatomy

9th March 2016

This topic contains a labelled photograph and diagram of the heart. An introduction to the cardiac cycle is given: the heart is briefly described as having four chambers, and the blood-flow within them is described (e.g. if it is oxygenated or deoxygenated). An animation illustrates the direction of blood flow during the cardiac cycle. The […]

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The Citric Acid Cycle

23rd September 2015

This resource is an interactive website designed to help students tackle The Citric Acid Cycle. Complete with detailed information, animations and an interactive quiz, this assists students in one of the complex and essential biochemical cycles in the human body. The resource can be accessed from here. The resource was created by the University of Stanford […]

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Get Body Smart

21st September 2015

Get Body Smart This resource is an interactive website filled with diagrams, animations and quizzes of human physiology on various topics including: Skeletal System Muscle Physiology Muscular System Nervous System Circulatory System Respiratory System Urinary System Histology The resource can be found at The resource was created by Scott Sheffield from University of Puget Sound.

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The BioDigital Human

8th September 2015

The BioDigital Human The BioDigital Human provides users with a fully 3D interactive experience to see the human body. Intricate detailing of each component of all body systems, complete with detailed labels of each component, provides the user with a unique method of learning anatomy. The resource also includes over 100 medical conditions with information […]

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