Musculoskeletal System Disorders
Can Alternative/Complementary Medicine Make a Difference?".
Harper, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. State University of
New York at Buffalo’s National Center for Case Study Teaching.
This case encourages students to
explore various aspects of alternative and complementary medicine
that might be helpful in treating a woman who is suffering from
The case was developed for use
in a variety of settings, ranging from an introductory anatomy
and physiology course to a general health class where there is
an interest in alternative/complementary medicine.
"Kim Davis - Can A
Genetic Disease Be Cured? A Mother's Dilemma".
S. Hudecki, University at Buffalo. State University of New York at
Buffalo’s National Center for Case Study Teaching.
In this discussion case, parents must decide whether or not
to enroll their sons in an experimental treatment program designed
to alleviate the symptoms of muscular dystrophy. The case explores
the genetics and physiology of the disease as well as the issues
involved with pharmaceutical research.
The case has been used in both
majors’ and non-majors’ biology courses.
"Kyptonite in His Pocket?". Richard Donham. Thinking
Toward Solutions: Problem-Based Learning Activities for
General Biology. Allen, D. E. and Duch, B. J. (1998). New York: Saunders College Publishing.
Greg LeMond, US cycling champion’s
hunting accident and full recovery. He eventually retired
suffering from mitochondrial myopathy, a form of muscular
dystrophy. Students investigate the disease and the ultimate
inability to perform. Questions also direct students to
compare unaffected muscle cells to those that are affected with
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