Exploring Based Medicine Instructor Guide

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Evidence Based Medicine Instructor Guide

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Welcome to Exploring Medicine and thank you for using our product. We are confident that your students will very much enjoy this experiential education of applying basic science to clinical medicine. Our goal is also to minimize the burden on the professor to provide this experience to the students. You can either decide to present this information yourself, or this is a perfect opportunity to invite providers from the community to come in to classroom as guest speakers. In whatever manner you decide to deliver this material, we are here to help.

The Exploring Medicine Cardiovascular Instructor Guide is actually more of a menu than a guide. Please take some time to review the various EBM supplemental lessons and select those that you would like to incorporate into your class time. By completing the online portion of this module, students will be prepared to tackle all of these lessons. Each slide show has an accompanying document with descriptions for each of the individual slides. There are several opportunities provided through which you can weave clinical medicine, and other real life applications, into your current basic science curriculum. If you have questions regarding this material, you are free to contact us at info@exploringmedicine.net. We would be happy to help you. We can even find additional supportive educational material if you have such suggestions.

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Integumentary Instructor Guide

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Integumentary Instructor Guide

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Welcome to Exploring Medicine and thank you for using our product. We are confident that your students will very much enjoy this experiential education of applying basic science to clinical medicine. Our goal is also to minimize the burden on the professor to provide this experience to the students. You can either decide to present this information yourself, or this is a perfect opportunity to invite providers from the community to come into classroom as guest speakers. In whatever manner you decide to deliver this material, we are here to help.

The Exploring Medicine Integumentary Instructor Guide is actually more of a menu than a guide. Please take some time to review the various respiratory supplemental lessons and select those that you would like to incorporate into your class time. By completing the online portion of this module, students will be prepared to tackle all of these lessons. Each slideshow has an accompanying document with descriptions for each of the individual slides. There are several opportunities provided through which you can weave clinical medicine, and other real life applications, into your current basic science curriculum. If you have questions regarding this material, you are free to contact us at info@exploringmedicine.net. We would be happy to help you. We can even find additional supportive educational material if you have such suggestions.

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Respiratory System Instructor Guide

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Respiratory System Instructor Guide

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Welcome to Exploring Medicine and thank you for using our product. We are confident that your students will very much enjoy this experiential education of applying basic science to clinical medicine. Our goal is also to minimize the burden on the professor to provide this experience to the students. You can either decide to present this information yourself, or this is a perfect opportunity to invite providers from the community to come in to classroom as guest speakers. In whatever manner you decide to deliver this material, we are here to help.

The Exploring Medicine Respiratory Instructor Guide is actually more of a menu than a guide. Please take some time to review the various respiratory supplemental lessons and select those that you would like to incorporate into your class time. By completing the online portion of this module, students will be prepared to tackle all of these lessons. Each slide show has an accompanying document with descriptions for each of the individual slides. There are several opportunities provided through which you can weave clinical medicine, and other real life applications, into your current basic science curriculum. If you have questions regarding this material, you are free to contact us at info@exploringmedicine.net. We would be happy to help you. We can even find additional supportive educational material if you have such suggestions.

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Social Determinants of Health Instructor Guide

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SDH Instructor Guide

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Welcome to Exploring Medicine and thank you for using our product. We are confident that your students will very much enjoy this experiential education of applying social science to clinical medicine. Our goal is also to minimize the burden on the professor to provide this experience to the students. You can either decide to present this information yourself, or this is a perfect opportunity to invite providers, or other experts, from your community to come into the classroom as guest speakers. In whatever manner you decide to deliver this material, we are here to help.

For students seeking a career in health care, it is important to understand the social determinants of health. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines the social determinants of health as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at global, national, and local levels.  Clearly everyone wants to be healthy, but there are a variety of social factors to consider in the care of both individuals and particular populations of patients.

The Exploring Medicine Social Determinants of Health (SDH) Instructor Guide is intended as a companion to the online module of Social Determinants of Health in the Exploring Medicine series.  This Instructor’s Guide will assist you, the classroom instructor, to integrate the online modules into your overall curriculum. It is actually more of a menu than a guide. Please take some time to review the various SDH supplemental lessons and select those that you would like to incorporate into your class time. By completing the online portion of this module, students will be prepared to tackle all of these lessons. There are several opportunities provided through which you can weave clinical medicine, and other real life applications, into your current curriculum. If you have questions regarding this material, you are free to contact us at info@exploringmedicine.net. We would be happy to help you. We can even find additional supportive educational material if you have such suggestions.

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Renal Instructor Guide

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Renal Instructor Guide

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Welcome to Exploring Medicine and thank you for using our product. We are confident that your students will very much enjoy this experiential education of applying basic science to clinical medicine. Our goal is also to minimize the burden on the professor to provide this experience to the students. You can either decide to present this information yourself, or this is a perfect opportunity to invite providers from the community to come in to class as guest speakers. In whatever manner you decide to deliver this material, we are here to help you.

The Exploring Medicine Renal – Acid/Base Instructor Guide is actually more of a menu than a guide. Please take some time to review the various supplemental lessons and select those that you would like to incorporate into your class time. By completing the online portion of this module, students will be prepared to tackle all of these lessons. Each slide show has an accompanying document with descriptions for each of the individual slides. There are several opportunities provided through which you can weave clinical medicine and other real life applications into your current basic science curriculum. If you have questions regarding this material, you are free to contact us a info@exploringmedicine.net. We would be happy to help you. We can even find additional supportive educational material if you have such suggestions.

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Cardiovascular Instructor Guide

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Cardiovascular Instructor Guide

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Welcome to Exploring Medicine and thank you for using our product. We are confident that your students will very much enjoy this experiential education of applying basic science to clinical medicine. Our goal is also to minimize the burden on the professor to provide this experience to the students. You can either decide to present this information yourself, or this is a perfect opportunity to invite providers from the community to come in to classroom as guest speakers. In whatever manner you decide to deliver this material, we are here to help.

The Exploring Medicine Cardiovascular Instructor Guide is actually more of a menu than a guide. Please take some time to review the various CV supplemental lessons and select those that you would like to incorporate into your class time. By completing the online portion of this module, students will be prepared to tackle all of these lessons. Each slide show has an accompanying document with descriptions for each of the individual slides. There are several opportunities provided through which you can weave clinical medicine, and other real life applications, into your current basic science curriculum. If you have questions regarding this material, you are free to contact us at info@exploringmedicine.net. We would be happy to help you. We can even find additional supportive educational material if you have such suggestions.

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Natural Science Module CV

Cardiovascular System

At a cardiac arrest, the first procedure is to take your own pulse.*

Author, Samuel Shem, M.D.

Introduction:

There is no more exciting topic in medicine than the cardiovascular (CV) system: that is the reason why it leads off as the first topic in Exploring Medicine.  Life starts and stops, literally, with this system.  When you are the physician charged with the responsibility of caring for a critically ill patient, you must have a strong working knowledge of this system.  In order to cover a topic as broad as this in a single chapter, an emphasis will be placed on just the key elements as we break this system into a few basic parts.  The goal of this chapter is to have you develop enough of an understanding of the fundamentals of the CV system that you will be prepared to discuss the designated pathophysiologic** process at the end of the chapter: shock

Natural Science Module Resp

The Respiratory System

We live in an ocean of air.*

Gabrielle Walker

Introduction:

The air in which we live is a mixture of gasses: about 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen, and trace amounts of carbon dioxide and other gasses. Just as combustion requires a spark, fuel, and air, the human body requires oxygen in order to process nutritional substrates for energy and growth. These same processes produce carbon dioxide as a byproduct, and if allowed to accumulate it becomes toxic. The primary function of the respiratory system is the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the external environment and the bloodstream.

In this chapter, we will care for a patient with a serious respiratory problem. We will first learn about the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the respiratory system, and then highlight some of the clinical tools at our disposal to help in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory ailments. Finally, armed with this knowledge, we will return to our patient and see what we can do to help him.

Natural Science Module Renal

The Renal System

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”*

Albert Einstein

Introduction:

Welcome to the toughest clinical topic in the Exploring Medicine course. This is a fun and challenging subject, in that it will bring relevance to some of the biology and chemistry that you have learned in high school and college. If you have been around hospitals much or even watched medical shows on TV, you have probably heard terms like D5W, normal saline, bicarb, and arterial blood gas (“ABG”), among many others. These terms are all references to fluid and electrolyte, and/or acid/base balance. As always, we will start with a presentation of a challenging clinical case; we will then pursue a limited discussion of relevant anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. We will conclude this chapter with a return to our case scenario and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of this patient’s disorder and other related disorders.

Natural Science Module Int

The Integumentary System

Years may wrinkle the skin but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.*

Samuel Ullman

Introduction:

Imagine a high-tech fabric with the following properties: 1) It is waterproof, yet it allows moisture and heat to escape as needed. 2) It is flexible, tough, thick or thin in areas in which those properties are needed. 3) It has friction ridges to prevent slippage, and 4) it has the ability to seal itself when damaged. Does such a fabric really exist?
It does! This miracle fabric is, of course, human skin.

Natural Science Module EBM

Evidence Based Medicine

Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly.*

Linus Pauling

Introduction:

“Medicine is both an art and a science.” This statement is not just a cliché. The art of medicine is the ability of the physician to collect information from a patient, interpret it, and tailor treatment that best suits the individual’s needs. The science of medicine is choosing the most effective treatment based on the best medical literature available. As a physician, or other health care provider, you will spend countless hours poring over journal articles and partaking in continuing medical education in an effort to help your patients: and, of course, to maintain your licensure and board certification. Studying EBM may seem like a departure from clinical medicine, as we have studied it so far in this text, but in fact it actually defines how one diagnoses and treats disease. Reviewing medical literature will be a big part of the rest of your life as you practice evidence based medicine.

Natural Science Module DKA

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Laughter is the best medicine – unless you’re diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list.

Jasper Carrott

Introduction:

Welcome to this educational module on diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This module can be a stand-alone lesson but it is ideally paired with the Exploring Medicine Renal – Acid/Base module for a broader learning experience. For pre-medical students looking for a natural science competency, one of the core competencies for students applying to medical school, there are many ways within this module to tie your knowledge of biology, chemistry, and biochemistry to principles human disease. For those simply wanting to understand the pathophysiology of DKA and the rationale for various treatments and monitoring, this module is designed for you as well. As with all Exploring Medicine educational modules, this will be an exercise in scenario based learning; meaning, you will be diagnosing and treating someone who really presented like this person.

Neurobehavioral Science Module

Serotonin Syndrome

“Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.”
Martha Moody

Introduction:

The influence of biochemistry on human behavior is complex and incompletely understood. While we must acknowledge the physiologic basis of all behavior, there is a point in clinical practice at which a disorder manifests itself primarily as abnormal thought and behavior. In these cases, we often categorize the patient’s problem as a “mental”, rather than a physical illness.

Depression is a particularly common mental illness. All of us have been saddened by loss of a loved one or some other adverse life event. While this is normal, sadness that is especially severe, persists for an abnormally long time, or has no obvious external cause, is called depression. Along with the feelings of sadness and hopelessness, depression can cause physical symptoms such as disturbances of sleep and appetite.  Consequences can include difficulty performing activities of daily living, school and employment problems, abuse of drugs and alcohol, and even suicide.

Social Science Module

Social Determinants of Health

“If you can’t see that your own culture has its own set of interests, emotions, and biases, how can you expect to deal successfully with someone else’s culture?”

– Arthur Kleinman

Introduction:

For those seeking a career in health care, it is important to understand the social determinants of health. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines the social determinants of health as: “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life.” These conditions include such things as “economic policies and systems, development agendas, social norms, social policies and political systems” (World Health Organization, “Social determinants of health”). Together, these conditions play an important role in the distribution of health and illness within and between various population groups.

DKA Instructor Guide

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DKA Instructor Guide

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Welcome to Exploring Medicine and thank you for using our product. We are confident that your students will very much enjoy this experiential education of applying basic science to clinical medicine. Our goal is also to minimize the burden on the professor to provide this experience to the students. You can either decide to present this information yourself, or this is a perfect opportunity to invite providers from the community to come in to class as guest speakers. In whatever manner you decide to deliver this material, we are here to help you.

The Exploring Medicine Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Instructor Guide is actually more of a menu than a guide. Please take some time to review the various supplemental lessons and select those that you would like to incorporate into your class time. By completing the online portion of this module, students will be prepared to tackle all of these lessons. Each slide show has an accompanying document with descriptions for each of the individual slides. There are several opportunities provided through which you can weave clinical medicine and other real life applications into your current basic science curriculum. If you have questions regarding this material, you are free to contact us a info@exploringmedicine.net. We would be happy to help you. We can even find additional supportive educational material if you have such suggestions.

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