A Typical Cold?
University of Central Arkansas
In this problem-based learning case, a couple who has adopted a three-year-old toddler is concerned about the child’s health, in particular the fact that the boy wheezes when he breathes. Students work in groups to analyze a variety of information and formulate a diagnosis. The case was developed for a two-semester anatomy and physiology class for undergraduates to teach them about cell physiology and tissue anatomy.
- Learn that cells have an electrical potential.
- Learn what an electrical and chemical gradient is for an ion.
- Learn the principles behind osmosis.
- Learn how membrane surface area and thickness influence diffusion rates.
- Be introduced to the tissues and organs of the body and their respective functions.
- Learn the location and function of many exocrine glands of the body.
KeywordsExocrine glands; osmosis; electrical potential; chemical gradient; diffusion rate; goblet cells; lung disease
Educational LevelUndergraduate lower division
Type / MethodsProblem-Based Learning
Subject HeadingsPhysiology | Anatomy |
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