Dodge Medical Detectives Hour 1: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NjI1MjExNTYyMTVa
Dodge Medical Detectives Hour 2: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NjI1MjExNTYyMjVa
Students play the role of real-life medical detectives as they collect and analyze medical data to identify, diagnose, and treat diseases in their patients. They solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs by collecting and analyzing medical data. Students will further refine their skills of problem solving, collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking.
Key Course Learning Experiences
Discover how healthcare professionals act as medical detectives to identify, treat, and prevent illness in their patients.
Collect and interpret vital signs to evaluate patient health, explore different infectious disease agents, and design and conduct experiments to test the effectiveness of antibiotics on bacteria.
Collect and analyze medical data to diagnose a patient with a mystery illness
Investigate how the nervous system collects information from the outside world, moves this information through neurons, processes this information in the brain, and initiates the body’s response accordingly.
Create neuron models
Perform a sheep brain dissection.
Explore symptoms as they relate to specific nervous system dysfunctions and analyze evidence to identify the cause of the dysfunction.
Create educational resources to help their patient understand the medical condition.
Describe how a suspected toxin has impacted the health of the patient.
Analyze patient symptoms and perform lab analyses of patient samples to identify the culprit and determine how it’s spreading.
Students locate the source of the toxin using a map of the community, patient histories, and lab data, then present their findings to help community leaders mitigate the situation.
Essential Learning Goals
What can patient signs and symptoms tell us about what is happening in the human body?
How do medical detectives investigate their cases?
How does the nervous system allow our bodies to interact with the outside world?
What does effective teamwork look like?
Major Assessments and Success Criteria
Project Lead the Way utilizes an activity, project, problem-based (APB) instructional design which centers on hands-on, real-world activities, projects, and problems that help students understand how the knowledge and skills they develop in the classroom may be applied in everyday life. The APB approach provides students with opportunities to receive feedback on their progress as they work collaboratively, identify problems, apply what they know, persevere through challenges, find unique solutions and lead their own learning.
Each unit of study concludes with an End of Unit Project