Students should have knowledge in pedegrees, circulatory system, and respiratory system.
Students will be able to utilize tools and techniques used to diagnose patients. They will gain knowledge of aliments pertaining to the heart, and symptoms to look for. Students will also be able to apply the scientific method to the situation.
Students can work in pairs or individually depending on the computers available durring this class period. The majority of the work will be accomplished in class, so students can take advantage of the technology offered at the school.
Text of Learning Exercise:
Visit the following site?. http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/vlabs/cardiology/index.html *NOTE: Make sure that you have shockwave downloaded on your computer. As students you will be substituting as doctors today. First, students should familiarize themselves with the site by exploring the tabs at the top of the page and scanning the activities. Enter the Virtual Cardiology Lab by clicking on the simulation on the left side of the screen. Follow the instructions to complete the simulation. You need to complete two simulations. The third simulation will be extra credit. As a doctor in this simulation you will be visiting a patient. You will use a stethoscope, echocardiography,
MRI, and a pedigree exam to come up with a diagnosis. While examining your patient, write down some observations and what you think might be wrong with the patient. Take the quizzes provided and record your answer and record why you choose that particular answer. This can be recorded in the patient notebook. The website provides you with additional reading material to answer the quiz questions and make a proper diagnosis. After you have thoroughly examined the patient using the above methods, compile your notes and use the scientific method to come up with a diagnosis. In your paper I expect to see headings for each step of the scientific method. In your conclusion you should include your diagnosis (this can be copy and pasted from the web site). Your quiz answers and reasoning should be included in this paper also (this can also be copy and pasted form the patient notebook). (The quiz answers should assist you in your diagnosis.) You can submit your diagnosis electronically via email. Good luck with your diagnosis!