Endocrinology Internship: Living the Sweet Life

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In this directed case study students assist Dr. Gupta in his endocrinology clinic in diagnosing three patients having problems with blood glucose regulation. In Part I, students are given patient backgrounds and results from laboratory tests generated by a primary care physician. Students are initially asked to evaluate the data presented, come up with a potential diagnosis, and determine what additional tests they would like to run. In Part II, students are given results of additional tests and guided through the material with a series of questions with the ultimate goal of determining a diagnosis for each patient (Patient 1: Type II Diabetes; Patient 2: Type I Diabetes; Patient 3: Cushing's Syndrome). The case study contains fabricated data, but values are based on realistic physiological ranges and should give students a realistic idea of values they would see in individuals with these conditions. The study was designed for pre-nursing students in a non-majors anatomy and physiol
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNSF National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
StatePublished - Apr 26 2016


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