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Read more about Human Nutrition - 2020 Edition

Human Nutrition - 2020 Edition

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla, Titchenal, and Draper

Publisher: University of Hawaii Manoa

License: CC BY

This textbook serves as an introduction to nutrition for undergraduate students and is the OER textbook for the FSHN 185 The Science of Human Nutrition course at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The book covers basic concepts in human nutrition, key information about essential nutrients, basic nutritional assessment, and nutrition across the lifespan.

(14 reviews)

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Read more about Cells: Molecules and Mechanisms

Cells: Molecules and Mechanisms

Copyright Year: 2009

Contributor: Wong

Publisher: Axolotl Academic Publishing Co

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Yet another cell and molecular biology book? At the very least, you would think that if I was going to write a textbook, I should write one in an area that really needs one instead of a subject that already has multiple excellent and definitive books. So, why write this book, then? First, it's a course that I have enjoyed teaching for many years, so I am very familiar with what a student really needs to take away from this class within the time constraints of a semester. Second, because it is a course that many students take, there is a greater opportunity to make an impact on more students' pocketbooks than if I were to start off writing a book for a highly specialized upper- level course. And finally, it was fun to research and write, and can be revised easily for inclusion as part of our next textbook, High School Biology.

(5 reviews)

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Read more about Human Biology

Human Biology

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributor: Cushwa

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

License: CC BY

This textbook has been created with several goals in mind: accessibility, customization, and student engagement—all while encouraging students toward high levels of academic scholarship. Students will find that this textbook offers a strong introduction to human biology in an accessible format.

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Read more about Microbiology for Allied Health Students

Microbiology for Allied Health Students

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Smith and Selby

Publisher: University System of Georgia

License: CC BY

Microbiology for Allied Health Students is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements for the single semester Microbiology course for non-majors and allied health students. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of Microbiology for Allied Health Students make the material interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter.

(10 reviews)

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Read more about Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Flynn, Jellum, Howard, Moser, Mathis, Collins, Henderson, and Watjen

Publisher: University System of Georgia

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This open textbook for Concepts of Fitness and Wellness at Georgia Highlands College was created through a Round Seven ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

(31 reviews)

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Read more about Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology: Discovering the Unseen World Through Hands-On Investigation

Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology: Discovering the Unseen World Through Hands-On Investigation

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: McLaughlin and Petersen

Publisher: CUNY Academic Works

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The exercises in this laboratory manual are designed to engage students in hand-on activities that reinforce their understanding of the microbial world. Topics covered include: staining and microscopy, metabolic testing, physical and chemical control of microorganisms, and immunology. The target audience is primarily students preparing for a career in the health sciences, however many of the topics would be appropriate for a general microbiology course as well.

(7 reviews)

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Read more about Microbiology

Microbiology

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Bruslind

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

In this textbook the focus will be on the bacteria and archaea (traditionally known as the “prokaryotes,”) and the viruses and other acellular agents.

(6 reviews)

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Read more about Human Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory Course

Human Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory Course

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributor: Liachovitzky

Publisher: CUNY Academic Works

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The goal of this preparatory textbook is to give students a chance to become familiar with some terms and some basic concepts they will find later on in the Anatomy and Physiology course, especially during the first few weeks of the course. Organization and functioning of the human organism are generally presented starting from the simplest building blocks, and then moving into levels of increasing complexity. This textbook follows the same presentation. It begins introducing the concept of homeostasis, then covers the chemical level, and later on a basic introduction to cellular level, organ level, and organ system level. This second edition incorporates a module on protein synthesis, and a complementary base pairing learning objective as requested by many students. This edition incorporates links to audios for all learning objectives, and many learning objectives have online videos associated to them. The textbook is organized in five Units, divided into sixteen Modules covering a total of fifty-three Learning Objectives. Each learning objective includes a short self-assessment at the end of it.

(14 reviews)

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Read more about Microbiology

Microbiology

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Parker

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

License: CC BY

Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of the text make the material interesting and accessible while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter. Microbiology's art program enhances students' understanding of concepts through clear and effective illustrations, diagrams, and photographs.

(21 reviews)

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Read more about Biofundamentals 2.0

Biofundamentals 2.0

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributors: Klymkowsky and Cooper

Publisher: Michael Klymkowsky, Melanie Cooper

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Our goal is to present the key observations andunifying concepts upon which modern biology isbased; it is not a survey of all biology! Onceunderstood, these foundational observations andconcepts should enable you to approach any biologicalprocess, from disease to kindness, from a scientificperspective.

(6 reviews)

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