The SEI project in IPHY concentrated on creating learning goals and, in some cases, assessments for the following courses. Additional course materials may be available by emailing

Teaching assistant training

2800-introduction to statistics

  • Learning goals (pdf)
  • Other course materials included clicker questions and SPSS computer-based homeworks. Not publicly available.

3060 - cell physiology

Introduces the biology of eukaryotic systems at molecular, cellular, and systems levels of integration, emphasizing the complementarities of structure and function and physiological mechanisms of regulation at the cellular and molecular level. Prerequisite courses are biology lecture & lab, human physiology and is restricted to sophomores and above.

  • Learning goals (pdf)
  • Other course materials included clicker questions, aligned homework and exam questions

3410 - anatomy

  • Learning goals (PDF)
  • Pre/post assessment (not validated) (zip)
  • Other course materials include clicker questions, terminology/root-word homeworks, and group activities. These are not publicly available.

3470 - human physiology I

Integrative physiology 3470, human physiology I, is the first semester of our two-semester sequence. This is a major’s course that focuses on scientific thinking, cell physiology, neurophysiology, endocrinology, immunology, and musculoskeletal physiology. This course prepares them for the second semester in which students may take one of two courses, human Physiology II or comparative animal physiology. These courses focus on digestion, renal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and reproduction physiology. Students entering this course will have successfully completed biology, chemistry and anatomy.

3480-human physiology II

  • Learning Goals (pdf)
  • Pre/post assessment (not validated) (zip)
  • Other course materials included clicker questions, terminology/root-word homeworks, concept-based homeworks, and group activities. Not publicly available.

4440 - endocrinology

4600 - immunology

4720 - neurophysiology

Describes how the nervous system controls the activity of muscles and how the sensory effects of muscle activity influence the function of the nervous system. Prereqs., IPHY 2800, 3430 or 3470. Prereq.or coreq., IPHY 3410. Restricted to junior/senior IPHY majors.

  • Learning goals (pdf)
  • Other course materials developed were homeworks, labs, and clicker questions. Not publicly available.

5800 - graduate statistics

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This material is based upon work supported by the university of colorado, boulder science education initiative.

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