MCP Hahnemann University
Instructor(s): Bresnitz, Eddy A.; et al.
Subject area: Health / Medicine
Level: Undergraduate Medical, Graduate Medical
Cost/equipment needed: Computers, WWW access
Learning objective: Develop Individual Skills, Provide Information
Teaching style: Out-of-class Activity
Please note that the copyright for this course project is retained by the instructor.
"EnviroDx" is a multimedia, case-focused, computer-based learning program on environmentally-related diseases. "EnviroDx" has been developed by a multi-institutional team of content experts, instructional designers, graphic artists, multimedia producers, and programmers, directed by principal investigator Dr. Eddy Bresnitz at the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine at MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.
The organizing metaphor for "EnviroDx" is an exploratory "virtual clinic" affiliated with a busy medical school. The program user takes the part of a practicing physician faced with a patient with an unknown disease or condition that is possibly caused by exposure to environmental factors. Upon completion of the program, the user should be familiar with:
- the components of an environmental history;
- the steps required to diagnose a specific type of environmental disorder;
- tests required to make specific diagnoses;
- sources of information on industrial chemical product ingredients and their potential health effects;
- activities of federal, state, and local organizations that address occupational and environmental issues in health; and
- measures a physician might recommend to treat or prevent a specific environmentally-related disorder.
For additional information: EnviroDx
This document was last modified on 06/14/2000 03:07:53 PM
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