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Anatomy & Physiology/Healthcare Applied Therapeutic Services: "So Doc, what's the prognosis?"

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Keywords: Flip Video, role play, communication, health, cardiovascular, anatomy, physiology
Subject(s): Drama, Biology, Science, Information Skills, Reading, Writing, Technology, Social Skills, Video
Grades 9 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Rockdale Career Academy, Conyers , GA
Planned By: Beatrice Lunsford-Wilkins
Original Author: Beatrice Lunsford-Wilkins, Conyers
Established Goals:
Analyze the anatomy, physiology and basic pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system
Apply knowledge in performance of evaluating, monitoring, and treatment of patients
Evaluate the patient's ability to understand and adapt communications to the patient¡¦s level of comprehension applying an empathetic attitude, active listening skills, and additional specific techniques for persons with special needs

Recall the structures of the heart and the pathway of the blood through cardiopulmonary circulation
Understand how the cardiovascular system relates to other systems
Identify basic disorders of the cardiovascular system

Cardiovascular vocabulary
Cardiovascular anatomy
Cardiovascular pathophysiology
Effective communication

Essential Questions:
How does the cardiovascular system function?
How does the cardiovascular system relate to other body systems?
What are some common disorders of the cardiovascular system?

Demonstrate communication through patient teaching
Apply appropriate terminology to major structures of the cardiovascular system and identify their interdependence
Identify conditions that affect normal body functions

Performance Task: GRASP

Goal: Students will create a Flip Video presentation that demonstrates their ability to communicate knowledge of the cardiovascular system by explaining a specific disease/disorder through use of a modeling process.

Role: Student will assume the role of a medical intern in a cardiovascular rotation.

Audience: Students will communicate a prognosis to a newly diagnosed patient. The focus is to communicate through modeling cardiovascular disorder and treatment options for a newly diagnosed patient.

Situation: The interns will be assigned the following cases for review and communication purposes:
A sixty year old African-American male diagnosed with hardening of the arteries (artherosclerosis)
An eleven year old Asian female diagnosed with an enlarged heart (cardiomegaly)
A twenty year old Caucasian male diagnosed with a brain bleed (cerebral hemorrhage) who is unable to speak as a result of the disorder.
A thirty year old Native American female diagnosed with heart attack (myocardial infarction)

Product: Students will create video segments using a Flip Video camera to self and peer assess their ability to understand and communicate aspects of anatomy and pathophysiology of specific diseases/disorders of the cardiovascular system.

Day 1
Engagement Activity: Introduce Performance Task

Day 2
Begin each day with discussions, readings, and key documents.
Conduct a medical case review

Day 3
Teach research skills using MedLine and Galileo
Teach how to use a Flip Video camera

Day 4
Research conditions, trends and risk factors related to the assigned case

Day 5
Meet in groups to discuss and develop a model that can be used as a three dimensional analogy to describe the disease/disorder

Day 6
Finalize three dimensional models and rehearse video roles

Day 7
Shoot video segments and edit footage as appropriate

Day 8
Peer review session to critique videos through self and peer evaluated commentary in preparation for the Georgia High School Health Care Symposium

Day 9
Review commentary and conduct final video edits

Day 10
Culminating presentation of Flip Video at the Georgia Health Occupations Students of America conference
Materials: High, Flash/USB Drives, Headsets, Tripods, Camera/Video Accessories, Flip Video