Wilburworld of Science

Lab: Vital Signs - Students take vital signs, create graphs and determine class average for heart rate, body temp, blood pressure and breath rate.  After completing this activity, students will be able to analyze data and draw conclusions from class distributions regarding "normal" results.  

After completing these activities, students will 
  • be able to form a hypothesis involving normal ranges for vital signs
  • create appropriate graphs to represent data, analyze results and draw conclusions
Activity: Triage - Students act as General Surgeons and perform triage on incoming patients.  After completing this activity, students will be able to assess a medical situation and formulate a treatment priority plan using available information and knowledge of organ function. 

​After completing these activities, students will 
  • be able to utilize critical thinking skills to assess the status of an incoming patient and perform triage based on injuries that affect the most vital organs first, then write a report explaining your decisions.  
Labs: Basic Physical Examination - Students perform some of the basic physical examination techniques on themselves and/or classmates.  The four methods of assessment are practiced, then students will assess the appearance and function of the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, reflexes, skin.  

Activity:  Complete Patient History - Students create and assess patient histories that include height/weight, mental, family, environmental, lifestyle, nutrition, etc.

After completing these activities, students will 
  • understand what information is contained in a complete history contains and why this information is vital in assisting your doctor in evaluating your health and diagnosing you
Activity:  Physical Diagnosis - Students observe pictures of patients and use search engines to research any abnormal physical features seen or symptoms given and make diagnoses on these cases.  
Labs: :  Ear & Eye Assessment 
Students perform visual acuity examinations, use the otoscope to examine the ear, and the opthalmascope to examine the eye.  
Lab:  Human Reflex Study - Students perform basic physical examinations in order to observe the innate reflexes our body performs to maintain homeostasis.

After completing this lab, students will
  • know the basic structures/divisions of the nervous system
  • be able to perform routine physical assessments involving the reflexes and determine if the results correlate with normal function
Lab: Eye Dissection - Students dissect a cow eye.  After completing this lab, students will know basic eye structures and there relative locations and function in providing vision.  
Watch:  HOUSE Episode - Control

Ethical Debate on the outcome of this episode. 

Angiograms Dyes
Pulmory edema
Disease Diagnostics         
Unit 2: Doctors & Tech's - Diagnostic Tools & Techniques
Histories, Symptoms & Basic Physical Assessment
Oct 21, Mon, Day A
Quiz:  Histories, Symptoms & Basic Physical Assessment
100 pts
Simulation: The Ear Pages - 
Oct 22, Tues, Day B
Oct 23, Wed, Day C
Oct 24, Early Thursday, Day D
Oct 25, Fri, Day E
Investigation:  Visual Perception - 
Students investigate various aspects of their own visual perception by learning how doctors evaluate the ability of your eyes and brain to properly perceive the world around you.  
  • Depth Perception
  • Hand Eye Coordination
  • Peripheral Vision
  • After Images

After completing these 4 investigations, students will 
  • understand how the eyes function and relay information to the brain which processes and integrates that information to produce sight and perception
Oct 28, Mon, Day F
Oct 29, Tues, Day A
Writing Assignment:  Ethical Decisions - Lung Transplant 
Students are presented with the scenario of being a member of a transplant review board.  They are asked to decide which one of four patients they will vote for to receive the lung.  Information about each patient is provided.  
After class discussions and completing this writing assignment, students will
  • be able to provide supported argument for his/her stance on an ethical topic of debate. ​
Watch Video Clips:  
  • Basic Structure & Function of the Eye
  • Physiology of the Eye
  • Opthalmascopopy
  • Retinoscopy

Watch Video Clips:  
  • Basic Structure & Function of the Ear
  • Physiology of the Ear
  • Normal Ear Exam w/ Otoscope
  • High Def Otoscope

Oct 30, Wed, Day B
Oct 31, Thur, Day C
After completing viewing and discussing these tutorials & video clips, students will
  • know the basic structures of the head, neck, eyes, ears and throat
  • be able to perform basic procedures used to assess physiological function of these structures
  • know what normal functioning ranges are for these assessments
Nov 1, Fri, Day D
Nov 4, Mon, Day E
Nov 6, Wed, Day E
Nov 7, Thur, Day F
End of Term 1
Nov 8, Fri, Day A
Alternate Assignment
Nov 5, Tues, Day F (4)
Watch:  HOUSE Episode - The Jerk

No 3rd hour - Secure In Place