Tools, Techniques and Assessment in Biology

A Course Guide for Students and Teachers

Author: John Adds,Erica Larkcom

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174482734

Category: Science

Page: 148

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Nelson Advanced Science Biology is a complete series of lively, high quality, affordable student books for senior secondary students of Biology and Human Biology.
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Practical Advanced Biology

Author: Tim King,Michael Reiss

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174483083

Category: Science

Page: 326

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An accessible resource that can be used alongside the Advanced Biology text or any other core Advanced Biology text, as it covers the practical element for AS and A Level Biology.
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The Learning Sciences in Educational Assessment

The Role of Cognitive Models

Author: Jacqueline P. Leighton,Mark J. Gierl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139498134

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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There is mounting hope in the United States that federal legislation in the form of No Child Left Behind will improve educational outcomes. As titanic as the challenge appears to be, however, the solution could be at our fingertips. This volume identifies visual types of cognitive models in reading, science and mathematics for researchers, test developers, school administrators, policy makers and teachers. In the process of identifying these cognitive models, the book also explores methodological or translation issues to consider as decisions are made about how to generate psychologically informative and psychometrically viable large-scale assessments based on the learning sciences. Initiatives to overhaul educational systems in disrepair may begin with national policies, but the success of these policies will hinge on how well stakeholders begin to rethink what is possible with a keystone of the educational system: large-scale assessment.
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Quality Assurance in Healthcare Service Delivery, Nursing and Personalized Medicine: Technologies and Processes

Technologies and Processes

Author: Lazakidou, Athina

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1613501218

Category: Medical

Page: 302

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Quality of life is difficult to define and even more difficult to measure; as such, outcomes from nursing in continuing care are not easily articulated. Quality Assurance in Healthcare Service Delivery, Nursing and Personalized Medicine: Technologies and Processes offers a framework for measuring quality of service in the healthcare industry as it pertains to nursing, with insight into how new technologies and the design of personalized medicine have improved quality of care and quality of life. Assessment and feedback are a vital part of developing and designing personalized medicine, and this book details case studies and the latest research in the field of healthcare service delivery assessment. In addition to describing assessment methodology, the book is also a compendium of the latest research into new medical technologies.
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Methods for Risk Assessment of Transgenic Plants

IV. Biodiversity and Biotechnology

Author: Klaus Ammann,Yolande Jacot,Richard Braun

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3034880332

Category: Science

Page: 177

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For centuries, TK has been used almost exclusively by its creators, that is, indigenous and local communities. Access to, use of and handing down of TK has been regulated by local laws, customs and tmditions. Some TK has been freely accessible by all members of an indigenous or local community and has been freely exchanged with other communities; other TK has only been known to particular individuals within these communities such as shamans, and has been handed down only to particular individuals of thc next generation. Over many generations, indigenous and local communities have accumulated a great deal of TK which has generally been adapted, developed and improved by the generations that followed. For a long time, Western anthropologists and other scientists have generally been able to freely access TK and have documented it in their works. Still, this TK was only seldom used outside the indigenous and local communities that created it. More recently, however, Western scientists have become aware that TK is neither outdated nor valueless knowledge, but, instead, 1 can be useful to solve some of the problems facing today's world. Modem science, for example, has shown an increased interest in some fornls ofTK as knowledge that can be used in 4 research and development (R&D) activities and be integrated in modem innovations. This holds especially true for TK regarding genetic resources, which has been integrated in modem 6 phannaceuticals,s agro-chemicals and seed.
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Molecular Techniques in Food Biology

Safety, Biotechnology, Authenticity and Traceability

Author: Aly Farag El Sheikha,Robert E. Levin,Jianping Xu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111937460X

Category: Science

Page: 472

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Molecular Techniques in Food Biology: Safety, Biotechnology, Authenticity and Traceability explores all aspects of microbe-food interactions, especially as they pertain to food safety. Traditional morphological, physiological, and biochemical techniques for the detection, differentiation, and identification of microorganisms have severe limitations. As an alternative, many of those responsible for monitoring food safety are turning to molecular tools for identifying foodborne microorganisms. This book reviews the latest molecular techniques for detecting, identifying, and tracing microorganisms in food, addressing both good foodborne microbes, such as those used for fermentation and in probiotics, and harmful ones responsible for foodborne illness and food quality control problems. Molecular Techniques in Food Biology: Safety, Biotechnology, Authenticity and Traceability brings together contributions by leading international authorities in food biology from academe, industry, and government. Chapters cover food microbiology, food mycology, biochemistry, microbial ecology, food biotechnology and bio-processing, food authenticity, food origin traceability, and food science and technology. Throughout, special emphasis is placed on novel molecular techniques relevant to food biology research and for monitoring and assessing food safety and quality. Brings together contributions from scientists at the leading edge of the revolution in molecular food biology Explores how molecular techniques can satisfy the dire need to deepen our understanding of how microbial communities develop in foods of all types and in all forms Covers all aspects of food safety and hygiene, microbial ecology, food biotechnology and bio-processing, food authenticity, food origin traceability, and more Fills a yawning gap in the world literature on food traceability using molecular techniques This book is an important working resource for professionals in the agricultural, food and biomedical sciences, as well as government personnel involved in food regulation and safety. It is also an excellent reference for advanced students in agriculture, food science and food technology, biochemistry, microbiology, and biotechnology, as well as academic researchers in those fields.
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Applications of Toxicogenomics in Safety Evaluation and Risk Assessment

Author: Darrell R. Boverhof,B. Bhaskar Gollapudi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118008980

Category: Science

Page: 392

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This book provides a timely overview of toxicogenomics, with special emphasis on the practical applications of this technology to the risk assessment process. Introductory sections are followed by a series of chapters highlighting practical and systematic applications of toxicogenomics in informing the risk assessment process – including the areas of mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, endocrine toxicity, organ-specific toxicity, population monitoring, and ecotoxicology. The book concludes with approaches for the integration of this technology in safety evaluation studies, and an outlook on how toxicogenomics and complementary technologies can reframe the current risk assessment paradigm.
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