This is a medical mystery case study that is great for anatomy physiology students!
The file includes a one page story about the patient, a sheet of patient history and vitals, and a picture of the individual's skin condition. After reading the case study, students will order tests (JUST LIKE REAL DOCTORS!) and you will give them the test results back the next day. Using the clues from the story, patient information and vitals, and the test results, students will diagnose this patient with the skin condition, Pyogenic Granuloma. (Look for the rest of the skin conditions on my page - it's more fun when everyone is working on a different case!)
Besides exercising higher order thinking skills, students will be learning about:
*basic diagnostic tests
*difference between diagnosis and prognosis
*significance of basic vitals
*anatomical directional or regional terms
*communication and collaboration with colleagues
*careers in the medical field
This file is one of several skin condition case studies that I wrote for my high school anatomy students while we were on the skin unit. To see teacher's notes and instructions, download the free "Case Study Teacher's Notes" on my page.
The entire lesson can be done in two days if you just want them to read the case study and diagnose the patient, or it can be turned into a project which culminates with students presenting their findings using a PowerPoint, Prezi, or poster.
All case studies I sell have been used by students and always produce wonderful results. This is a very fun project!
Lists of test results are downloadable for FREE on my page as well.