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Neuroscience for Pre-Clinical Students

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Author(s): Renee J. LeClair

Editor(s): Anita Walz

Subject(s): Neurosciences, Pre-clinical medicine: basic sciences

Publisher: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 05/12/2022

<i><b>Neuroscience for Pre-Clinical Students</b></i> covers neuroenergetics, neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and selected amino acid metabolism and degradation. This USMLE-aligned text is designed for a first-year undergraduate medical course and is meant to provide the essential biochemical information from these content areas in a concise format to enable students to engage in an active classroom. Hence, it does not cover neurophysiology and neuroanatomy; and clinical correlates and additional application of content are intended to be provided in the classroom experience. The text assumes that the students will have completed medical school prerequisites (including the MCAT) in which they will have been introduced to the most fundamental concepts of biology and chemistry that are essential to understand the content presented here. With its focus on high-yield concepts, this resource will assist the learner later in medical school and for exam preparation.<p>This text was created specifically for use by pre-clinical students at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and was based on faculty experience and peer review to guide development and hone important topics.</p><p>Additional versions of this book are freely available at: <a href="https://doi.org/10.21061/neuroscience"><b>https://doi.org/10.21061/neuroscience</b></a> and <a href="https://med.libretexts.org/@go/page/35685"><b>https://med.libretexts.org/@go/page/35685</b></a>.</p><p>Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are requested to register their interest at: https://bit.ly/interest-preclinical. Instructors and subject matter experts interested in sharing original supplemental materials are invited to join <a href="https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pre-clinical-resources/10133"><b>https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pre-clinical-resources/10133</b></a>.</p>
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Pulmonary Pathophysiology for Pre-Clinical Students

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Author(s): Andrew Binks

Subject(s): Respiratory medicine

Publisher: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 05/12/2022

<b><i>Pulmonary Pathophysiology for Pre-Clinical Students</i></b> is an undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge of pulmonary pathophysiology. This text is designed for a pre-clinical undergraduate medical curriculum and is aligned to USMLE(r) (United States Medical Licensing Examination) content guidelines. The text is meant to provide the essential information in a concise format that would allow learner preparation to engage in an active classroom. Clinical correlates and additional application of content is intended to be provided in the classroom experience. The text assumes that the students will have an understanding of basic pulmonary physiology that will be helpful to understand the content presented here. This resource should be assistive to the learner later in medical school and for exam preparation given the material is presented in a succinct manner, with a focus on high-yield concepts.The 82-page text was created specifically for use by pre-clinical students at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and was based on faculty experience and peer review to guide development and hone important topics.
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Pulmonary Physiology for Pre-Clinical Students

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Author(s): Andrew Binks

Subject(s): Respiratory medicine

Institution(s): Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Publisher: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 01/12/2022

<i><b>Pulmonary Physiology for Pre-Clinical Students</b></i> is an undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge of pulmonary physiology. This text is designed for a course pre-clinical undergraduate medical curriculum and it is aligned to USMLE(r) (United States Medical Licensing Examination) content guidelines. The text is meant to provide the essential information from these content areas in a concise format that would allow learner preparation to engage in an active classroom. Clinical correlates and additional application of content is intended to be provided in the classroom experience. The text assumes that the students will have an understanding of basic cardiovascular physiology that will be helpful to understand the content presented here. This resource should be assistive to the learner later in medical school and for exam preparation given the material is presented in a succinct manner, with a focus on high-yield concepts.<p>Additional versions of this book are freely available at: <b><a href="https://doi.org/10.21061/pulmonaryphysiology">https://doi.org/10.21061/pulmonaryphysiology</a></b> and <b><a href="https://med.libretexts.org/@go/page/34378">https://med.libretexts.org/@go/page/34378</a></b>.</p><p>Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are requested to register their interest at: <b><a href="https://bit.ly/interest-preclinical">https://bit.ly/interest-preclinical</a></b>. Instructors and subject matter experts interested in sharing original supplemental materials are invited to join <b><a href="https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pre-clinical-resources/10133">https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pre-clinical-resources/10133</a></b>.</p>
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Strategic Management

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Author(s): Adapted by Reed Kennedy, with Eli Jamison, Joseph Simpson, Pankaj Kumar, Ayenda Kemp, Kiran Awate, Kathleen Manning

Editor(s): Anita Walz

Subject(s): Business strategy

Publisher: Pamplin College of Business in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 26/09/2022

Why do some companies outperform others? In a dynamic and competitive business environment, the answer to this question can be the difference between success and failure. Firms that are successful generally have a strategic management process that helps them set goals and execute on a clear vision. This textbook offers an introduction to the key topics and themes of strategic management. The authors draw on examples of familiar companies and personalities to illustrate the different strategies used by today’s firms—and how they go about implementing those strategies. Students will learn how to conduct a case analysis, measure organizational performance, and conduct external and internal analyses. In short, they will understand how organizations operate at the strategic level to be successful.<p>
Strategic Management is intended for a wide range of business students including those majoring in marketing, management, business administration, accounting, finance, real estate, business information technology, and hospitality and tourism. It is ideal for a senior capstone course in an undergraduate business program. It is available online for free in multiple formats and also as an affordable print editions.<p>

Publication of this book was made possible in part due to generous support from the Open Education Initiative at the University Libraries and the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.

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Significant Statistics

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Author(s): Adapted by John Morgan Russell, from Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, David Diez, Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel and Christopher D. Barr, Julie Vu and David Harrington

Editor(s): Anita Walz

Subject(s): Probability and statistics

Publisher: Department of Statistics in affiliation with the University Libraries at Virginia Tech

Last updated: 19/07/2022

Significant Statistics: An Introduction to Statistics is intended for the one-semester introduction to statistics course for students who are not mathematics or engineering majors. It focuses on the interpretation of statistical results, especially in real world settings, and assumes that students have an understanding of intermediate algebra. In addition to end of section practice and homework sets, examples of each topic are explained step-by-step throughout the text and followed by a ‘Your Turn’ problem that is designed as extra practice for students.

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Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students

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Subject(s): Pre-clinical medicine: basic sciences

Publisher: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 28/06/2022

<b><i>Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students</i></b>, is an undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge across the disciplines of genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. This text is designed for a course in first year undergraduate medical course that is delivered typically before students start to explore systems physiology and pathophysiology. The text is meant to provide the essential information from these content areas in a concise format that would allow learner preparation to engage in an active classroom. Clinical correlates and additional application of content is intended to be provided in the classroom experience. The text assumes that the students will have completed medical school prerequisites (including the MCAT) in which they will have been introduced to the most fundamental concepts of biology and chemistry that are essential to understand the content presented here. This resource should be assistive to the learner later in medical school and for exam preparation given the material is presented in a succinct manner, with a focus on high-yield concepts.<p>Additional versions of this book are freely available at: <b><a href="https://doi.org/10.21061/cellbio">https://doi.org/10.21061/cellbio</a></b> and <b><a href="https://med.libretexts.org/@go/page/37584">https://med.libretexts.org/@go/page/37584</a></b>.</p><p>Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are requested to register their interest at: <b><a href="https://bit.ly/interest-preclinical">https://bit.ly/interest-preclinical</a></b>. Instructors and subject matter experts interested in sharing original supplemental materials are invited to join <b><a href="https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pre-clinical-resources/10133">https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pre-clinical-resources/10133</a></b>.</p>
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Cardiovascular Pathophysiology for Pre-Clinical Students

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Author(s): Andrew Binks

Subject(s): Pre-clinical medicine: basic sciences

Publisher: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 23/06/2022

<b><i>CARDIOVASCULAR PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR PRE-CLINICAL STUDENTS</i></b>, is an undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge of common cardiovascular diseases, disorders and pathologies. This text is designed for a course pre-clinical undergraduate medical curriculum and it is aligned to USMLE(r) (United States Medical Licensing Examination) content guidelines. The text is meant to provide the essential information from these content areas in a concise format that would allow learner preparation to engage in an active classroom. Clinical correlates and additional application of content is intended to be provided in the classroom experience. The text assumes that the students will have an understanding of basic cardiovascular physiology that will be helpful to understand the content presented here. This resource should be assistive to the learner later in medical school and for exam preparation given the material is presented in a succinct manner, with a focus on high-yield concepts.<p>Additional versions of this book are freely available at: <b><a href="https://doi.org/10.21061/cardiovascularpathophysiology">https://doi.org/10.21061/cardiovascularpathophysiology</a></b> and <b><a href="https://med.libretexts.org/@go/page/34347">https://med.libretexts.org/@go/page/34347</a></b>.</p><p>Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are requested to register their interest at: <b><a href="https://bit.ly/interest-preclinical">https://bit.ly/interest-preclinical</a></b>. Instructors and subject matter experts interested in sharing original supplemental materials are invited to join <b><a href="https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pre-clinical-resources/10133">https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pre-clinical-resources/10133</a></b>.</p>
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Teaching in the University

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Author(s): Donna Westfall-Rudd, Courtney Vengrin, Jeremy Elliott-Engel

Editor(s): Donna Westfall-Rudd, Courtney Vengrin, Jeremy Elliott-Engel

Subject(s): Education

Publisher: Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 23/06/2022

<b><i>Teaching in the University: Learning from Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty</i></b> provides insight and strategies for successful teaching, advising, and mentoring postsecondary students. In particular, the authors offer support and encouragement for implementing student-centered teaching practices relevant to college classrooms. This book is designed for new university teaching faculty and graduate teaching assistants looking for innovative teaching resources. As an Open Educational Resource (OER), this textbook provides university instructors free access to high-quality teaching materials based on the experiences of fellow new instructors. Seventeen contributors and two co-editors from the current students and alumni of university teaching scholars programs offer this resource for fellow faculty and graduate students to improve instruction and engagement. Each chapter comes from the experiences and expertise of these talented individuals who speak directly to their peers.<p>Graduate students and instructors adopting this book or its methods are encouraged to record their use by completing the form located at <b><a href="http://bit.ly/teaching-interest">http://bit.ly/teaching-interest</a></b>.</p><p>Links to additional formats (PDF, ePub, and order print-on-demand) are available at <b><a href="https://doi.org/10.21061/universityteaching">https://doi.org/10.21061/universityteaching</a></b></p>
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Fundamentals of Business, 3rd edition

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Author(s): Adapted by Stephen Skripak with Ron Poff

Subject(s): Economics, Finance, Business and Management

Publisher: Pamplin College of Business in association with Virginia Tech Publishing

Last updated: 28/04/2022

<b>FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS, 3rd edition</b> is an open education resource intended to serve as a no-cost, instructor-customizable primary text for one-semester undergraduate introductory business courses. It covers the following topics in business: Teamwork; economics; ethics; entrepreneurship; business ownership, management, and leadership; organizational structures and operations management; human resources and motivating employees; managing in labor union contexts; marketing and pricing strategy; hospitality and tourism, accounting and finance, and personal finances. The textbook was adapted for use in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business' introductory level business course, MGT1104 Foundations of Business.<p><a href="http://publishing.vt.edu">Virginia Tech Publishing</a>
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Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance, 3rd edition

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Author(s): James F. Marchman III

Editor(s): Anita Walz

Subject(s): Aerospace and aviation technology, Aircraft and aviation, Aerodynamics, Engineering: general

Publisher: James F. Marchman III in association with the University Libraries at Virginia Tech

Last updated: 05/02/2022

Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance, 3rd edition is a college undergraduate-level introduction to aircraft aerodynamics and performance. The objective of this text is to provide a “stand alone” coverage of basic, subsonic, aircraft performance preceded by an introduction to the basics of aerodynamics that will provide a background sufficient to the understanding of the subjects to be studied in aircraft performance. This text is designed for a course in Aircraft Performance that is taught before the students have had any course in fluid mechanics, fluid dynamics, or aerodynamics. The text is meant to provide the essential information from these types of courses that is needed for teaching basic subsonic aircraft performance, and it is assumed that the students will learn the full story of aerodynamics in other, later courses. The text assumes that the students will have had a university level Physics sequence in which they will have been introduced to the most fundamental concepts of statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, and basic conservation laws that are needed to understand the coverage that follows. It is also assumed that students will have completed first year university level calculus sequence plus a course in multi-variable calculus. Separate courses in engineering statics and dynamics are helpful but not necessary. Any student who takes a course using this text after completing courses in aerodynamics or fluid dynamics should find the chapters of this book covering those subjects an interesting review of the material

This is a nearly verbatim presentation of Dr. Marchman’s 3rd edition (2004) of the text with minor corrections to text and formulas, addition of machine-readable math, alt text, and redrawn figures. It is available in Pressbooks, PDF, and ePub.

Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are requested to register their interest at: https://bit.ly/aerodynamics_interestInstructors and subject matter experts interested in updating, supplementing, and sharing a version of the book are requested to join the project update conversation on the Rebus Foundation website at https://www.rebus.community/c/open-textbooks-in-development/update-aerodynamics-aircraft-performance

Downloadable versions of this book and further information are freely available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/96525