symptoms, research a diagnosis, and provide recommendations for treatment and control. © 2014 Project Lead The Way, Inc. Human Body Systems Activity 3.3.1 Medical History – Visit #1 – Page 5
1. Obtain an Activity 3.3.1 Medical History – Visit #1 Resource Sheet. 2. Read the case notes provided for your patient. Highlight or underline any symptoms or relevant history you feel will be helpful in making a diagnosis. Research information from the medical history and physical exam as needed. Take notes in your laboratory journal. 3. Discuss Melissa’s case with your team. Brainstorm what might be going wrong and work together to come up with an explanation of Melissa’s symptoms. 4. Add your explanation to the appropriate section on the Medical History Resource Sheet. Discuss your theory with your teacher. 5.Research next steps for Melissa Martin. How can you confirm the diagnosis and begin to treat your patient? 6. Record any ideas in the Recommendations section of the Medical History document. 7. Discuss Melissa’s case as a class. Part II: Inside the Respiratory System 8. Begin to investigate the structure and function of the respiratory system. Go to the Go to the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute , accessible at 9. Read the introduction titled The Breath of Life in the mini window. 10.Select Lung Anatomy in the mini window. Click on either the lung diagram or the names of structures to see more information about the lobes, trachea, diaphragm, bronchi, and bronchioles. 11.Sketch a diagram of the respiratory system on a blank Human Body System Organizer. Label each of the components and write a brief description of each component’s function. 12.Select the Alveoli tab in the lower left corner. The diagram and names of structures should change to represent the smallest structures associated with the lungs. Again click on either the diagram or the names of the structures to see more information about the alveoli, bronchioles, and blood vessels. On the side or bottom of your Body System Organizer, describe the relationship between the bronchioles, alveoli, and blood vessels. Add a drawing or sketch if desired. 13.Select Lung Functions . Complete the interactive demonstration of lung function. Watch carefully what is happening in the alveoli. Make sure to continue through the entire animation. 14.View the Anatomy of Breathing animation available at - 12/files/activity/downloads/AnatomyofBreathing3.swf . Watch gas exchange on inhale and exhale, also paying attention to the role of muscles in respiration. Take notes about the process in your laboratory journal.
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