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Understanding cardiovascular disease

30th March 2016

Your heart beats around 100,000 times every day and, in that time, pumps about 23,000 litres of blood around your body. But what happens when it doesn’t work as well as it should? This unit explains what happens in cardiovascular disease, when the heart’s performance is affected, how the normal function of blood vessels is […]

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Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System

29th March 2016

This work book is intended to introduce and give a foundation of information on the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system. In context, this work book was developed and used within an anatomy and physiology (A&P) module which includes the A&P of the 11 different systems in order to introduce the endocrine system to […]

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Angiogenesis and Metastasis

23rd September 2015

Angiogenesis and Metastasis This resource is a series of Powerpoint slides (and a list of further reading) on the cellular and molecular basis of angiogenesis and metastasis in cancer. It gives a short overview of how tumours grow and spread, highlighting the signalling pathways involved in these processes. The resource was created by Dr Momna Hejmadi, University of Bath and […]

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Cancer and DNA

23rd September 2015

This resource contains a 26 page document details cancer overview, DNA replication, DNA damage and repair. Written in a comprehensive manner with illustrations by the University of Bath, this guide details the various aspects of cancer in a clear and understandable format. The resource is a Word Document saved within a ZIP Folder that can […]

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Nutrition: Proteins

23rd September 2015

This Unit studies ‘proteins’. Starting with a simple analysis of the molecular make up, the Unit moves on to look at the importance of protein and how they are digested and absorbed. This resource can be downloaded from here and is in a ZIP file format. The resource was created by the Open University and […]

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The Anatomy Cookbook: A Dissection Guide with Recipes

2nd September 2015

The anatomy cookbook: a dissection guide with recipes The Anatomy Cookbook has been written to accompany an anatomy and physiology course for bioengineers who would otherwise have missed out on the opportunity to study real organ systems at first hand. It is not an alternative to a standard anatomy text, it acts more as a […]

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