1 class period that runs 45 minutes.
This activity explores diagnostic methods used today in the medical field,
X-rays,Ultrasound,MRI,CT-PET Scans, and endoscopy.
Main Curriculum Tie:
Career and Technical Education Introduction
Standard 7 Objective 3
Explore the relationship and impact of healthcare on technology.
- Diagnostic Services Pathway Radiologic Technologist, Phlebotomist, Clinical Lab Technician, Electrocardiographic Technician, Phlebotomist
Video on medical technologies,
small video camera with monitor,
Mannequin, dummy, or even a large shoe box, hemostats or tweezers string to tie knot in or bullets to remove
The State Office of Education has the assembled a kit for each school. Please contact Melvin Robinson or Scott Snelson to request a kit. One kit per school. The Kit includes: a video on medical technologies, a small video camera, and two hemostats. If you would like additional cameras or hemostats please refer to the document "Camera and Hemostat Information" below.
Background For Teachers:
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn medical terminology used in diagnosis.
Students will explore the dexterity needed by a doctor to perform surgery.
Show 15 minute video on medical technology,
Students will then complete activity with video camera and dummy to tie a knot in a string to simulate a blood vessel or remove a bullet .
Students finish the activity by answering questions and vocabulary words.
Strategies For Diverse Learners:
Students can explore other health care careers on the internet.
This is a student handout in pdf format provides students with terminology and careers related to technology.
This is a student Quiz in Adobe.pdf format that refers to the student handout "Medicab".
This is a student Quiz in MSWord.doc format that refers to the student handout "Medicab".
Medicine's New Vision Howard Sochurek ISBN: 0-912734-25-6
Condensed article in National Geographic Jan 1987
Created Date :
Jan 07 2003 12:44 PM