Lab report reference guide for non health care professionals.
Type of Material:
This resource can be by individuals for used in-class and homework. It can also be used for self-pace learning.
Users need a computer with Internet access.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The purpose of this resource is to educate and provide health care consumers with accurate, timely information related to lab testing to allow them to better understand their health care options. There are multiple implied learning goals including: How to decipher a lab report, the reference ranges and the meaning, how to make informed decisions for better health, point of care testing, home testing, and the reliability of lab testing.
Target Student Population:
The resource is designed for the general public.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
There is no prerequisite knowledge, although knowledge of medical terminology might be beneficial.
Site is available in multiple languages and dialects. Lab testing is listed alphabetically and by medical condition/disease. There is also an area to look at recommended/most common screenings by patient age and a news in lab testing area.
There are no deficiencies.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The strengths include the division of tests and alternative ways of finding lab information and the ability to translate the information into multiple languages.
There are no deficiencies for the effectiveness.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The resource is available as a Twitter Feed, Facebook companion site, and it is available as anapplication for tablets, android and Apple applications.
No deficiencies for usability.
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