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MedLab

Play the role of a medical intern as you help the supervising doctor to diagnose and treat patients.

Goals and Objectives

Goals

  • Increase interest in science/medical sciences. 
  • Increase awareness of and interest in medical careers.
  • Promote the scientific process of problem solving (evidence-based analysis).
  • Provide context for community health issues. 

Objectives

  • Students will formulate a medical hypothesis based on basic health indicators.
  • Students will test their hypotheses through a series of medical tests and analysis of patient health information.
  • Students will interpret test results and vitals obtained to form a diagnosis of the patient’s illness.
  • Students will use test results, patient history, and vitals obtained as evidence to argue in support their diagnosis (Classroom Mode).
  • Students will perform and record data from health care simulation tests routinely used during  clinical examinations.
  • Students will compare and contrast pathologies (differential diagnosis).
  • Students will objectively collect and record data.
  • Students will describe the interconnected components of at least one human biological system.
  • Students will be able to recall basic information about the patient after careful review of the patient chart.
  • Students will name 3 medical careers related to the treatment of patients.
  • Students will name 4 responsibilities/tasks of medical professionals treating a patient.