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Structure and Function of the Large Intestine

18th March 2016

This topic describes the structure and function of the various parts of the large intestine, including the appendix, caecum, colon (ascending, descending, transverse and sigmoid), rectum and anal canal. The descriptions for each of the above parts are accompanied by diagrams. This resource was created  by  Raja Habib, St George’s, University of London and can be downloaded here.

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Structure and Function of the Pancreas

18th March 2016

This topic starts with a labelled diagram, showing the position of the pancreas in relation to the jejunum and small intestine. A table clearly differentiates the pancreas as an exocrine and endocrine gland. This resource was created by Jean Shapcott,St George’s, University of London and can be downloaded here.

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Blood Vessel Anatomy

15th March 2016

This topic begins with a brief introduction to the vascular system and its components (arteries, veins and capillaries). Schematic diagrams illustrate the principal arteries and veins of the body and lower limbs. A diagram illustrating the different layers of blood vessels is shown with supporting text. The last page of the topic describes the structure […]

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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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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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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 http://www.getbodysmart.com/index.htm The resource was created by Scott Sheffield from University of Puget Sound.

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