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Case study activity for learning neuroanatomy and physiology: “Doctor, why am I so tired and dizzy?”

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Description This interrupted case study allows students to follow the real-life diagnosis and recovery of a college professor (Alexis) who had a large brain tumor impacting her behavior. The material covered is the basic organization of the central and peripheral nervous systems, with a focus on cranial lobe organization, cranial nerve organization and select sensory systems (vision, hearing, and taste). The teaching materials provided include classroom management suggestions (course material, case study presentation outline, activities, and assessments), student version of the case study with questions, answer key, and additional teaching notes.
Type of Resource Assignment/Activity (Non-Laboratory/Non-Hands on Activity)
Format Zipped File - ZIP - 2.02 MB
Technical Note Will need to unzip the file and will need Adobe Reader to view PDFs.
Jennifer Stokes, Centenary College
Alexis Grosofsky, Beloit College
Development Date March 1, 2017
Grade/Age Levels High School upper division (Grades 11-12)
Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
Undergraduate upper division (Grades 15-16)
Learning Time 4-6 hours
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed By LifeSciTRC Board
Review Date January 15, 2018
Funding Source None
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