Conceptual Assessment of Physiology


Michael, J. and Modell, H. (2019) A conceptual framework for the core concept of "cell membrane". Advances in Physiology Education 43: 373–377
DOI: 10.1152/advan.00051.2019

Michael, J., Martinková, P., McFarland, J., Wright, A., Cliff, W., Modell, H, and Wenderoth, M.P. (2017) Validating a conceptual framework for the core concept of “cell-cell communications” Advances in Physiology Education 41(2):260-265
DOI: 10.1152/advan.00100.2016

Patrícia Martinková, Adéla Drabinová, Yuan-Ling Liaw, Elizabeth A. Sanders, Jenny L. McFarland, Rebecca M. Price. Using DIF analysis to reveal potential equity gaps in conceptual assessments. CBE Life Sciences Education 16(2):rm2
DOI: doi: 10.1187/cbe.16-10-0307

McFarland, J., Price, R.M., Wenderoth, M.P., Martinková, P., Cliff, W., Michael, J., Modell, H. and Wright, A. (2017) Development and Validation of the Homeostasis Concept Inventory. CBE Life Sciences Education 16(2):ar35
DOI: doi: 10.1187/cbe.16-10-0305

McFarland, J. and Pape-Lindstrom, P. (2016) The pipeline of physiology courses in community colleges: to university, medical school, and beyond. Advances in Physiology Education 40:473-476
DOI: 10.1152/advan.00141.2016

Modell, H., Cliff, W., Michael, J., McFarland, J, Wright, A. and Wenderoth, M.P. (2015) A Physiologist's View of Homeostasis. Advances in Physiology Education 39(4):259-266
DOI: 10.1152/advan.00107.2015

Michael, J. and McFarland, J. (2011) The core principles (“big ideas”) of physiology: results of faculty surveys. Advances in Physiology Education 25:336-341
DOI: 10.1152/advan.00004.2011

Michael, J., Modell, H., McFarland, J., and Cliff, W. (2009). The “core principles” of physiology: what should students understand? Advances in Physiology Education 33:10-15
DOI: 10.1152/advan.90139.2008

Michael J., McFarland, J. and Wright, A. (2008) The second Conceptual Assessment in the Biological Sciences workshop. Advances in Physiology Education 32:248-251
DOI: 10.1152/advan.90122.2008

Michael J. (2007) Conceptual assessment in the biological sciences: a National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop. Advances in Physiology Education 31:389-391
DOI: 10.1152/advan.00047.2007

Papers in progress

Wright, A., McFarland, J., Wenderoth, M.P., Michael, J., Cliff, W., and Modell, H. What Makes Learning Homeostasis Hard to Learn: Faculty perceptions of student misconceptions (in preparation)