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Case Study: A Case of Cerebrovascular Accident

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Description This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy, physiology, and/or anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology of the brain. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.
Type of Resource Assignment/Activity (Non-Laboratory/Non-Hands on Activity)
Format Web Page - HTML
David Dean, Spring Hill College
Development Date December 2, 2005
Grade/Age Levels Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
Undergraduate upper division (Grades 15-16)
Learning Time 2-3 hours
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed By Staff
Review Date August 13, 2012
Funding Sources National Science Foundation, Other , The Pew Charitable Trusts and the U.S. Department of Education.
Suggested Use

This case study requires that the student review basic anatomy and physiology concepts around collateral blood flow, ischemia, causes of stroke, and cerebral cortex anatomy prior to interpreting patient history and neurological test results.  This would be a great way to introduce the topic of stroke in a pathophysiology course with students working in small groups.  It could even be used in first year anatomy and physiology after the nervous system and cardiovascular systems have been covered.

Julie Dais, Okanagan College


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