Clinical impact of changes in drug clearance
Examines some of the factors which affect total body clearance of a drug and how this, in turn, influences a drug's clinical impact.
Introduction to the physiology of the kidney, examining the processes by which the kidneys filter blood, control body pH and eliminate the waste products of metabolism from the body.
Asking the right question
This RLO outlines why asking the right question can help in the search for evidence, and explains how to construct good questions using the PICO technique.
Action of drugs that target enzymes
To describe how enzymes function and how drug inhibitors block this action.
Bacteria and viruses compared
Introduces and compares the structural components associated with bacteria and viruses by allowing users to "build" their own.
What is Evidence Based Practice?
This RLO introduces the concept of evidence based practice and explains, in outline, how evidence based practice is done.
An introduction to receptor pharmacology
To describe the different types of receptor which drugs target.
Little Things Make a Big Difference
This RLO is based around an interaction between a healthcare professional and a client with learning disabilities. It shows how important even small aspects of communication are in formulating a positive interaction.
Explains the appropriate use of gloves in a clinical environment
Anger over German austerity plan
As officials from International Monetary Fund inspect Greece's finances resentment smoulders over Germany's austerity plan for the euro zone.
The true costs of saving the earth
As the 2008 UN climate change talks struggle to a conclusion in Poland this week research undertaken at Judge Business School shows exactly how vital it is that international leaders reach an agreement on cutting the world's greenhouse gas emissions. Work by Dr Chris Hope suggests that the mean net present impact on the world's climate, economy and society of cutting down tropical rainforests is a staggering 12 trillion dollars. It is the first time that researchers have put a figure on the pres
Calculating medicines for children: applying standard formula
This RLO is aimed at providing examples of how to calculate medicines, specifically for children but it relates well to any aspect of calculating medicines.
Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
How ligand-gated ion channel receptors communicate messages
This learning object explains how ligand-gated channel receptors signal messages.
Measuring peak flow
This learning resource explains how to use peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) to measure respiratory function.
This learning resource introduces the concept of improvement within health and social care. It shows how improvement may be initiated and evaluated. It also explains how improvement is everyone's concern, with small changes having the potential for large impact.
Mentoring: Shaping practice
Mentoring is an umbrella term which encompasses the activity of developing the learning of others. This RLO aims to support mentors develop and review their knowledge, understanding and skill base. It can also be used by students to develop their understanding of the mentoring role.
Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Resources
Website for the SCOOTER project (Sickle Cell Open - Online Topics and Educational Resources), developed at De Montfort University, UK. SCOOTER resources are cross-curricula and include life sciences, social sciences, arts and history.