The laboratory course in veterinary physiology helps students to gain a deeper understanding of the lecture topics and to enhance competency in the transfer of theoretical knowledge into practical application. A further focus is to train students in the acquisition and evaluation of numerical parameters that allow an objective measurement of processes central to life. Numerous experiments on humans, tissues and other preparations allow students to consolidate these skills. Non-invasive investigations of physiological parameters serve as an opportunity to teach species-appropriate handling of living animals. Some experiments take place in virtual environments, which are also accessible to students in preparation or repetition of course work at home on their own PC. Throughout, it is our goal to prepare students for a work environment in which skills in the computer-based acquisition and processing of data are taken for granted.
Virtual Physiology Virtual environment for experiments on physiological and pharmacological topics, as interactive and variable as in the "real" laboratory (free Demos, development: Dr. H. Braun, University of Marburg)
tet.folio in the physiological laboratory course (Co-project with the working group Nordmeier – didactics of physics since 2014 in which the working group is significantly involved in improving the usability of the tool) With the help of a web-based, platform independent learning environment, students can access various interactive objects. Pure out-put based E-learning is replaced by virtual and multimedial media that require active input by the student.