FARFAN Fernando Daniel
Laboratory experience for teaching sensory physiology
ANA LÍA ALBARRACÍN; FERNANDO DANIEL FARFÁN; CARMELO JOSÉ FELICE
Advances in Physiology Education
Lugar: California; Año: 2009 vol. 33 p. 115 - 120
The major challenge in laboratory teaching is the application of abstract concepts in simple and direct practical lessons. However, students rarely have the opportunity to participate in a laboratory that combines practical learning with a realistic research experience. In the Bioengineering Department, we started an experiential laboratory physiology to teach graduated students some aspects of sensorial physiology and exposes them to laboratory skills in instrumentation and physiological measurements. Students were able to analyze and quantify the effects of activation of mechanoreceptors in multifiber afferent discharges using equipment that was not overly sophisticated. In consequence, this practical laboratory helps students to make connections with physiological concepts acquired in theoretical classes and to introduce them to electrophysiological research.