The site provides a narrative case study of a female having cardiac symptoms. The case continues to follow this patient from onset to diagnosis and treatment. Within the site, questions are asked of the reader to help them focus their thinking about the case.
The major learning goal is to provide problem solving and information regarding cardiac problems in females.
Target Student Population:
Medical students,midlevel providers as well as nursing students would benefit from the material.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Knowledge of medical terms and anatomy and physiology of the heart and the process of medical desicion making, would be necessary to gain the most from this site.
Type of Material:
The material is in a case study format.
The material would be very useful as an adjunct to lecture/ discussion on the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
Evaluation and Observation
The case study is a nice progression of the patients symtoms and treatment. The dialogue is very engaging and makes the case appear "real" to the student. Information on cardiac disease is also present. The references are up to date and linked to to web site.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The site can be used with students in groups as well as individually. The site can also be down loaded to a PDF file that would allow it to be passed out in class and used for discussion.Also included in the case is a link to teachers notes which assists the teacher in presenting the material as well as provides answers to the student assignments.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site is very easy to use, simple narrative with engaging dialogue.