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Stephanie DeMarco

Department of Biology
Villanova University
Taking It on the Chin: A Case Study on the Nervous System

In this interrupted case study, students follow the story of Mr. Gower, who must have a root canal. All goes well at the dentist's, but that night Mr. Gower feels tired and light headed. In the morning, his jaw is stiff and he has no appetite. Over the next several days, his health continues to deteriorate. The case presents information describing Mr. Gower’s problems and symptoms, which the students analyze to determine what is wrong. The case was developed for use in an animal physiology course that is taken by sophomore and junior science majors. It could also be used in an anatomy and physiology course.