Monday, June 15, 2015

Virtual Cardiology Lab

Looking for a supplemental hands-on activity with cardiology in your course?

Try the FREE online interactive Cardiology Virtual Lab from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

It covers these concepts:
  • Symptoms of a selection of heart diseases, to serve as examples of what kinds of things can go wrong with the heart. 
    • How are symptoms detected and why?
  • Tools and techniques used for diagnosis. 
    • What can the different techniques detect and how do they work?
  • Principles of pedigree analysis.

What can we use from this in teaching undergraduate A&P?

  • Link to this virtual lab activity from your online syllabus, course web page, or LMS (or in an email  or tweet to students)
  • If you want to give course points for the lab, consider an online quiz or lab report submitted through your learning management system (LMS) or emailed to you.
  • Gives students a "real life" clinical lab application for the concepts they are learning in A&P.
  • Provides a cardiology lab option for online/hybrid courses or wet labs that don't have funding for cardiology experiments.
  • Helps integrate principles of genetics with cardiology, so it can be used in your genetics unit.

Want to know more?

Cardiology Virtual Lab

  • BioInteractive. Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Accessed 16 Sep 2014.
  • This virtual lab will familiarize you with heritable diseases of the heart. Learn about the diagnostic tools used to examine and diagnose patients.

BioInteractive Virtual Labs

  • BioInteractive. Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Accessed 16 Sep 2014.
  • List of all the FREE virtual labs offered by HHMI's BioInteractive project.

Cardiovascular Topics

  • Kevin Patton. The A&P Professor. Various dates.
  • List of previous blog posts on cardiovascular topics

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