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University of Nottingham
Universidad Católica de Valencia
University of Stavanger

The coordinators responsible for the DIMEANE project are:

Department for development of digital learning tools:  NETTOP-UIS

The University of Stavanger, Norway
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The University of Stavanger, Norway
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The University of Nottingham, England
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The Catholic University of Valencia, Spain
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Anatomy and physiology of the heart’ is an independent part of, with the following contributors:

Author: Brynjar Foss 2011

Revision: Jørn Hustad, Universitetet i Agder 2011

Linguistic revision: H. Wharrad, University of Nottingham 2016

Narration: Jo Rutt, University of Nottingham 2016

Illustration: All medical illustrations by Levent Efe MD, 2013. Juliet Percival (2013) and University of Stavanger, Nettop 2016.

Interactive elements: University of Stavanger, NettOp

Final production: University of Stavanger, Nettop 2016


About the author

Brynjar Foss, PhD., Professor at the University of Stavanger, Department of Health. Foss has been a contributor to numerous publications including covers cell physiology, and has had a particular focus on hematology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Bergen in 2001 and has taught in high school before joining the University of Stavanger in 2006. Foss taught nursing students at the University of Stavanger in the subjects of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and medication management up until 2015. Foss has collaborated on the development of digital learning tools and research about e-learning at UiS. 



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