Weapons of mass destruction
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010. With the possible exception of climate change, weapons of mass destruction are probably the only thing on the planet that could conceivably mean curtains for all of us. Yet Britain has relied on its nuclear arsenal for decades, and other states seem anxious to acquire one. Why do some countries have these things? What, if anything, should we do about them? How should we feel about t
War on climate change
In this podcast - Going to war for the environment? Dr Matthew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy assesses a controversial theory by Australian academic Professor Robyn Eckersley. Professor Eckersley is among a group of experts who believe that military intervention may be reasonably used to protect natural resources.
The Vitamin Village is a web-based eLearning package developed between 2001 and 2008 to incorporate vitamins A, C, D, E and K, as well as a basic introduction to antioxidants. It is mainly used in first year teaching of vitamins, but also in the 2nd and 3rd years of the 3 year BSc (Hons) Nutrition and 4 year MNutr Nutrition degrees taught within the School of Biosciences. The creation and development involved staff within Nutritional Sciences (Drs John Brameld, Zoe Daniel & Tim Parr and Profe
Virtual yeast cell
This rich learning object is used to introduce yeast cytology to students taking Module D24BS3 Brewery Yeast Management as part of the MSc in Brewing Science. The virtual cell permits the students to understand structure and function of yeast organelles.
Virtual performing arts studio
This learning object is comprising of a series of videos and handouts designed to aid users of the Virtual Performing Arts Studio (VPAS) space in Second Life. The VPAS space is also downloadable from within Second Life here - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//29/140/22, as part of the University of Nottingham's Second Life island resource.
Virtual field trip
An interactive map containing computer generated 3D views of the Bowscale and Bannerdale area overlain with geology, and also alternative map data layers for the two study site is available via the 'Virtual Tour' icon on the computer desktops.
Using composite materials to replace bone
In this podcast, Professor Chris Rudd, Dean of the faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham, describes his work with composite materials in the car industry and how it can be applied to the field of medicine. Traditionally, patients who have lost bone in an accident or have had bone removed due to cancer have had to endure two very long and very painful operations. One operation to attach steel plates to the bone, and a second operation once the bone has healed, to remove them. F
Uniform convergence and pointwise convergence
The aim of this material is to introduce the student to two notions of convergence for sequences of real-valued functions. The notion of pointwise convergence is relatively straightforward, but the notion of uniform convergence is more subtle. Uniform convergence is explained in terms of closed function balls and the new notion of sets absorbing sequences. The differences between the two types of convergence are illustrated with several examples. Some standard facts are also discussed: a unif
Understanding and classifying a stroke
Stroke is the third largest cause of death in the UK after heart disease and cancer. It is also the single leading cause of severe disability in the UK. Classification of stroke is crucial in planning treatment and is a good indication of prognosis This Learning Object helps individuals understand how to make the diagnosis of stroke using the Oxford Stroke classification. It is suitable for any health care professionals involved in the management of stroke but especially doctors and medical stu
Transitions : figures in space
In this video Dr Edward Sellman talks about his portrait of the late Alan Sillitoe. As well as being an expert in special needs in Education, Dr Edward Sellman is also a recognised artist and in this video he takes you round his latest exhibition and reveals all about meeting and painting the famous author. 2009 Suitable for Undergraduate Study and Community Education Dr Edward Sellman, Lecturer, School of Education Dr Edward Sellman is a member of the Centre for Research in Schools and Co
Transatlantic security relations
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As As taught Autumn Semester 2010. The module will investigate some of the key issues that have characterised transatlantic security cooperation since 1990. The module will focus on issues that relate to the security of the European continent as well as to matters of global concern. Educational Aims This module aims to: Give students an understanding of the development in US-European security relations since 1
Thinking about dyslexia
These documents are part of the Thinking about Dyslexia website which was produced by Academic Support. The website is intended to support our staff by providing a resource about dyslexia and by highlighting the good practice amongst teaching staff which our students have found helpful. One of our aims is to demonstrate that some elements of what is good practice for all work extremely well for dyslexic students and therefore st
The recurrent, the recombinatory and the ephemeral : thoughts on a textual system in transition
In this presentation from the Institute of Film and Television Studies' Ephemeral Media Workshops, Professor William Uricchio discusses his research: The recurrent, recombinatory and the ephemeral: thoughts on a textual system in transition. Presentation produced/delivered: June/July 2009 Suitable for: Undergraduate Study and Community Education Professor William Uricchio, MIT/Utrecht William Uricchio is Professor and Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and professor of Co
The inflammatory response
This learning object describes the inflammatory response - a series of local cellular and vascular responses which are triggered when the body is injured or invaded by micro-organisms or antigen.
The impact of globalisation
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught Autumn Semester 2010. Globalisation has been widely debated in International Political Economy. This module has the task to assess its impact on European politics and integration. First, various definitions of globalisation will be introduced, before its impact on individual European countries and the European Union as a whole is analysed. Is there a general institutional and policy convergence of states
The end of the road?
Road traffic has grown more than 80% since 1980 – as a result roads have deteriorated more quickly than could have been envisaged. Britain’s road network is one of the countries largest national assets. Professor Andy Collop from the Department of Civil Engineering describes the research taking place in Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre and the improvements such knowledge can make to road materials, structures and sustainability.
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 laboratory supplement. The fun bit is that your kitchen takes the place of the dissection room. Each recipe provides an insight into one or more organs, and all you need to do is go to the supermarket and be prepared to think a
The anatomy cook book : 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 laboratory supplement. The fun bit is that your kitchen takes the place of the dissection room. Each recipe provides an insight into one or more organs, and all you need to do is go to the supermarket and be prepared to think abou
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : variability
Statistical data vary: range and inter-quartile range measure this. Are they good measures?
Statistics - an intuitive introduction : summation sign
Understanding the summation sign: what does it do … why does it exist?