A hands-on activity to teach the osmosis phenomenon

William Ricardo Rodriguez Duenas, Hernán Alfredo Bernal Muñoz, Diana Consuelo Rodriguez Burbano

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This study proposes a hands-on activity as an experimental alternative method to teach biomedical engineering students the osmosis phenomenon. The students were guided along a learning path that involved their participation in the design and construction of a test device used to measure osmotic flow rate. Thereafter, an experiment was conducted with the test device. The students analyzed the obtained experimental values, which provided them with evidence of the functionality of the device. In addition, they were provided with the opportunity to suggest improvements and to propose alternatives to expand the use of the device to test other transport phenomena such as diffusion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number46
Pages (from-to)251-258
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Physiology (medical)


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