Wilburworld of Science

PPT/Notes:  A review of blood components and of red blood cell antigens.  

After participating in this class discussion, students will
  • know various components within the blood

Activity:  Hemoglobin Test - Students will complete a test that allows them to estimate the amount of hemoglobin is in the blood.  

After completing this lab, students will 
  • understand how hemoglobin concentration affects oxygen levels in the blood
Lab: (HCT) Hematocrit Count - Students measure the amount of volume that red blood cells take up as a percentage of the volume of blood.  

After completing this lab, students will 
  • be able to properly use a centrifuge to separate blood components
  • be able to estimate approximate percentage of blood compnents, analyze the results and identify possible diagnoses for each sample
Lab: Hemocytometers & RBC Counts - Students prepare proper dilutions and smears of simulated blood. 

After completing this lab, students will 
  • be able to count the number of red blood cells in a blood sample and determine whether each is in the normal range, low or elevated, and explain the diagnostic value of this information
Lab:  Comprehensive Metabolic Panel - Students perform a variety of chemical tests designed to detect and quantify ions, sugars, amino acids and enzymes and other chemicals in the blood.  

After completing this lab, students will be able to analyze a patient's chemical test results, assess their health and determine possible reasons for abnormal results.  
Class Discussion:  Specific Biochemistry Tests - The topics of hormones and antibodies are introduced and will be discussed further with antibodies and ELISA's.
Class Discussion:  Differential Analysis of WBC's is introduced and will be discussed further with the Immune System
Lab: Urinalysis - Students perform macroscopic, microscopic and chemical analysis on various samples.


After completing this lab, student will 
  • be able to use results to determine abnormal urine test results and identify possible reasons for those results.  
Class Discussion:  Tests that can be performed on spinal fluid & feces.  
Watch:  HOUSE Episode -


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Disease Diagnostics         
Unit 2: Doctors & Tech's - Diagnostic Tools & Techniques
Analysis of Body Fluids
Websites:  Diagnostic Tests

Medline

Quiz:   Urine Analysis
Extra Stuff!

Review Worksheet - 
100 pts
Lab: Blood Typing & Transfusion -   Students perform agglutination tests to determine patient blood types and determine possible blood donors.  

After participating in this lab, students will
  • be able to perform blood typing tests and interpret their results
Jan 6, Mon, Day B
Jan 7, Tues, Day C
Jan 8, Wed, Day D
Notes/Class Discussion:  An overview of Blood Tests - Students will learn about tests involved in a Complete Blood Count and a Metabolic Panel.

After participating in this class discussion, students will
  • know CBC, metabolic blood panel/blood chemistry, hematocrit, hemoglobin, differential analysis, platelet counts

Jan 9, Thur, Day E
Jan 10, Fri, Day F
Alternate Assignment - Brain Waves - EEG
Jan 13, Mon, Day A
Lab: Blood Smears & Platelet Counts - Students prepare proper dilutions and smears of simulated blood. 

After completing this lab, students will 
  • be able to count the number of platelets in a blood sample and determine whether each is in the normal range, low or elevated, and explain the diagnostic value of this information
Quiz:  Blood Tests
100 pts
Jan 14, Tues, Day B
Jan 15, Wed, Day C
Jan 16, Thur, Day D
Jan 17, Fri, Day E
Jan 21, Tues, Day F
Lab: Diagnosing Diabetes  

After completing this lab, students will 
  • be able to test blood and urine sampoles and determine whether each is in the normal range, low or elevated, and explain the diagnostic value of this information
Alternate Assignment - House Episode
Jan 21, Tues, Day F