Medical Investigation 101
Take a deeper look at the human body and the detective work necessary to help people live healthy lives through this self-paced course that builds upon basic anatomy. Students are introduced to various health science careers and the medical diagnostic process: the chief complaint (reason for visit), medical history, body system review and the medical examination. They will also learn how to identify possible diseases and the analysis required to determine the correct diagnosis. The SOAP method of documentation is taught that helps organize thoughts to arrive at correct conclusions. Students are presented with numerous medical investigations covering most body systems and common health issues including diabetes, food poisoning, viruses and bacteria, and emergencies. As a former RN, I found this to be an engaging and fun course that provides an excellent introduction to understanding the process of identifying a person’s presenting symptoms and critical thinking skills necessary for arriving at an accurate conclusion.