- Teaching Notes
Lisa Marie Rubin
Clyde Freeman Herreid
This problem-based case focuses on the female menstrual cycle and early stages of pregnancy of an unwed teenager. Working in small groups, students identify the learning issues for each part of the story and research answers to their questions. They are then given more of the case to evaluate. The cycle of analysis, information seeking, and sharing is repeated for each stage of the case. The case can be used in numerous settings including general health, biology, and sociology classes or in more specialized courses such as physiology, endocrinology, nursing, medicine, human development, social services, or counseling.
|Keywords:||Menstrual cycle; menstruation; fertilization; pregnancy; embryonic development; embryo; fetus; birth control; contraception; abortion|
|Topical Area:||Ethics, Social issues|
|Educational Level:||Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate, Professional (degree program), Clinical education, General public & informal education, Continuing education|
|Type/Method:||Problem-Based Learning, Dilemma/Decision|
|Subject Headings:||Biology (General) Medicine (General) Physiology Nursing Sociology|
|Copyright:||Copyright held by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Please see our usage guidelines, which outline our policy concerning permissible reproduction of this work.|
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