I teach neurophysiology to medical and science university students. Like
many institutions we are gradually phasing out wet labs (despite strong
opposition from most of the teaching staff). What I am charged with
doing is finding some interactive teaching material that might replace
some of our practical labs. Does anyone on this group have any concrete
recommendations? A replacement for the toad sciatic nerve preparation is
high on the list.
We use Elsievier's OPAL neuroscience module and some in-house patch
clamp demonstration software. We have a Monash Uni toad sciatic
program, but use it to assist with the dissection rather than as a prac
replacement. I have a copy of Neurons in Action (built on NEURON) coming
in the post. Any other suggestions?
Dr Richard Vickery
UNSW, Sydney, Australia