Conceptual Assessment of Physiology


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
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. Development and Validation of the Homeostasis Concept Inventory. CBE Life Sciences Education
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)