A Case of Pharyngitis

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Teacher
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Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing, Life Science, Anatomy/Physiology
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Level:
High School, Community College / Lower Division, Career / Technical
Language:
English
Material Type:
Case Study, Instructional Material
Media Format:
Text/HTML
Abstract:

Seven-year-old "Jason Hornbuckle" has been complaining for the past 12 hours of pain when he swallows. He also has a headache and has vomited twice. His mother decides to take him to the pediatrician. Students read a brief clinical history of the patient and a description of the relevant signs and symptoms, then answer a set of directed questions designed to probe the underlying anatomy, physiology, and pathology underlying Jason's condition. The case has been used in a sophomore-level course in human anatomy and physiology for pre-med and nursing students.

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