Medical Investigation 101
Medical Investigation 101 invites students to try out a career in medical science. They learn about medical specialties and the wide array of healthcare team careers. They try their hand at solving the sort of medical mysteries doctors confront each day. Students learn some basic medical terminology and they discover how doctors analyze and solve medical puzzles. Students play the role of the physician as they read the realistic case histories and learn about the applicable physiology and pathophysiology. They complete interactive activities in each lesson to enhance information retrieval. These medical investigations stress a methodical way of thinking applicable to a wide array of decision making in life. Finally, the authors introduce current concepts in gene editing and medical therapy that promise the emergency of new frontiers in health science careers for today's students. Together, Drs. Hill and Griffith, share with their readers over fifty years of medical and teaching experience. Actual students have tested these lessons and endorsed the experience with remarkable enthusiasm. Students from middle grades, high school, and college should find the information useful as they learn about and assess their interest in healthcare related careers. The current trend in education has put a focus on career readiness, and yet we have not seen a textbook that introduces students to medically-oriented careers. This book tries to do just that by providing insights into how doctors analyze problems and conduct medical investigations. Whether students end up with a medically oriented career or not, the analytical skills required of physicians have applications in almost all careers we expect to see opening up in the future. Besides, It never hurts to have some basic medical knowledge tucked away when collaborating with a physician to maintain your own good health.
Learn more about the human body and various health care careers through this self-pacing course that builds upon a basic anatomy. Emphasizing the medical diagnostic process from the chief complaint to the identification of possible diagnoses, students will be engaged in applying and analyzing information presented through the numerous medical investigations. The Student Reader contains the core teaching, bold vocabulary words, and black and white graphics. The Workbook includes vocabulary exercises, crossword puzzles, patient work-up pages, and an occasional hand on activity. Activities are primarily worksheets, although a student interested in the health sciences would greatly benefit from a stethoscope for performing some of the assessments.
The Workbook Teacher’s Edition summarizes the Student Reader sections and provides full size student pages with answers. Self-pacing, there are no daily lesson plans included. Worth mentioning, some graphics are a bit blurry. However, the unique opportunity to study this fascinating field outweighs the few blurry images and makes this course a worthwhile option for high schoolers. ~ Deanne