Virtual laboratories in Molecular and Cell Biology - Immuno-electron-microscopy
A virtual laboratory that includes immuno-gold labelling and transmission electron micrography (immuno-EM). It allows the student to study intracellular-traffic pathways of two cell-surface receptor molecules, following stimulation of the cells with their specific ligand, for different time periods. The programme first introduces the theory underlying the techniques and includes a video of EM work in a real laboratory. The student is then taken through a series of questions which requires them t
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Virtual laboratories in Molecular and Cell Biology - SDS-PAGE
A protein analysis laboratory using SDS-PAGE, western-blotting and endoprotease digestion. The programme includes a section on the theory of the techniques, a video demonstration in a real laboratory, and a series of questions which guide the students through the structural analysis of model proteins (3 are included). Students go to the virtual laboratory and devise their own experiments in order to determine the molecular weight, subunit composition etc of the proteins. Results (gels and blots)
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How to take notes
This resource includes content and activities about note-taking. It presents examples of techniques learners might find useful, and provides opportunities for learners to try out their note-taking skills.
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Introduction to Fluid Power: Learners Guide
Learners Guide This unit contains information on basic hydraulics, you will learn about: the components which make up a hydraulic system; how to inspect and test a hydraulic system; basic troubleshooting tips and techniques.
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Introduction to Fluid Power: Trainers Guide
Trainers guide. This unit contains information on basic hydraulics and is based on a range Certificate II and III units from the following Training Packages: * Aviation: National Aerospace Training Package Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. * Automotive: The Automotive Industry RSR Training Package. * Polymer: Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking PMB98. In this unit, you will learn about: * what hydraulics is * how hydraulics works * the components which make up a hydraulic system *
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Introduction to Fluid Power
This is the complete unit. Each topic can be download as an individual item. This unit contains information on basic hydraulics and is based on a range Certificate II and III units from the following Training Packages: * Aviation: National Aerospace Training Package Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. * Automotive: The Automotive Industry RSR Training Package. * Polymer: Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking PMB98. In this unit, you will learn about: * what hydraulics is * how hydraulics wor
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Furniture making and design toolbox - Drawing room resources
This group of resources forms part of the Furniture making and design toolbox. These resources all relate to the unit of competence "LMFFM3011A: Produce manual and computer aided drawings". The content is divided into three sections. "Ask an expert" contains useful tips about good work practice in drawing for the funiture making industry and the differences between manual and CAD drawing. "Techniques" contains specific information about the drawing methods and conventions
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Furniture making and design toolbox - Machine Workshop resources
This group of resources forms part of the Furniture making and design toolbox. These resources all relate to the unit of competence "LMFFM3031A Set up, operate and maintain CNC machinery and processing centres". The content is divided into three sections. "Ask an expert" contains useful tips about good work practice in the funiture making industry. "Techniques" contains specific information about the techniques involved in furniture making, particularly as relates to oper
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Support policy implementation
Outlines the nature of policy in the public sector, how to plan implementation of a policy in an organisation, implementation processes and monitoring and evaluation of the policy.
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Promote products and services to guests
This resource covers the skills and knowledge that will assist the learner to promote products and services to guest to meet the customers’ needs and wants. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics covered include: develop product, service and market knowledge, conduct formal and informal research, share knowledge within and organisation, identify customer needs and preferences, use selling techniques, make customers aware of extras and provide accurate in
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Prepare vegetables, eggs and farinaceous dishes
This unit contains information on preparing vegetables, eggs and farinaceous dishes. Activity 1 looks at the selection and preparation of vegetables and fruit. Selection is based on season availability, quantity, quality and price. This part of the activity will also cover the correct way to store these items. Preparation looks at the different methods used to cook and present vegetable and fruit dishes. Activity 2 looks at egg selection, culinary uses and the different m
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Prepare and cook poultry and game
This unit covers the skills and knowledge to prepare and cook poultry and game. Activity 1 looks at some of the common principles we need to apply to poultry and game. Students will learn some techniques including handling and storing, defrosting, carving and presenting poultry and game. In Activity 2 we look at poultry. This activity should teach students about types of poultry, selecting poultry, preparations techniques. Activity 3 looks at preparing and selecting game.
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Prepare sandwiches
In this unit students will learn about sandwiches and how to prepare them. The information provided includes: mise en place, preparation techniques, the various types of sandwiches, presenting sandwiches, storage and handling.
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Organise and prepare food
This unit covers the skills and knowledge to organise and present food to customers. Activity 1 teaches students to organise themselves so that they learn to work both safely and hygienically. They will learn how to work cleanly and safely, how to select kitchen tools, how to select and prepare vegetables and how to use basic cutting techniques. In Activity 2 students will learn about reading and interpreting recipes. They will learn about selecting and preparing fruit, b
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Apply principles of visual design and communication to the development of a multimedia product
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to incorporate the principles of visual design and communication into the development of multimedia products for use within the cultural industries. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics include: understanding testing, exploring techniques, focus groups, determining testing stages, scoping the test, selecting test techniques, conducting an expert test, conducting a user test, making recommendations an
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Test a multimedia product
This learning object encompasses the competency to develop a strategy for testing a multimedia product and to conduct the test. It involves determining testing criteria and methods, testing at agreed stages, final testing and evaluation of the product as well as providing feedback.
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Apply principles of visual design and communication to the development of a multimedia product
This learning object encompasses the competency required to build principles of visual communication and design (creative, original and appropriate) into the development of media products. It involves identifying visual design techniques, selecting images and graphics, using appropriate visual principles and techniques as well as evaluation of visual effect and communication.
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Perform aseptic techniques
This resource covers the skills and knowledge that will assist the learner, as a Laboratory Technician, to perform aseptic techniques during sampling and general microbiological procedures both in the laboratory and out in the field. Also covered is how to maintain the integrity of the sample source as well as of the sample itself which will assist the learner in producing reliable test data. The resource contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics include: perfor
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Perform non-instrumental tests/procedures
This resource covers the skills and knowledge that will assist the learner, as a Laboratory Technician, to perform tests that involve a range of techniques, including those that do not rely on the use of instruments. It contains activities and resources to facilitate self-paced learning. Topics include: perform non-instrumental tests/procedures, receive samples, testing for appearance, moisture content testing, particle size distribution testing and reporting the test results.
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News and Views: Advertising
Advertising. This is topic 5 extracted from the News and Views resource. The aim of this topic is to increase your understanding of the inter-dependency of mainstream media and advertising. This topic will introduce the techniques that are employed to get consumers of main stream media to purchase their goods and services.
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