Investigation of a Disease and Prescribed Treatment

Submitted by Susan Archambault on July 9th, 2017
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Short Description: 

In biology or health classes, assign each student a 'diagnosis'. Have them act as responsible patients by investigating both the diagnosis and the prescribed treatment. Results presented in a two-page paper should cover: a description of the condition and its symptoms; its etiology; its prognosis; the effectiveness of the prescribed treatment, its side effects and contradictions, along with the evidence; and a comparison of the relative effectiveness of alternate treatments.

Learning Outcomes: 

This teaches the application of information to real-life situations. It acquaints students with medical literature.

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Suggested Citation: 
Archambault, Susan. "Investigation of a Disease and Prescribed Treatment." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2017.