How to Use the Pages on Patients


In our normal webpages, everything is pertinent and presented systematically. But the pages describing the patients are different. There is more scattered detail because we are dealing with a real clinical case. How should you approach them?

First, read about each patient to get a general idea about the nature of the disorder, but realizing that not all details are going to be pertinent in the end. Get a sense of the whole picture.

Then be sure you know the answers to the questions asked. You won't know most of the answers the first time through the page, but the answers are given right there.

Then, be sure you know the terms and their relevance to the story.

Finally, as we go through the physiology in the lectures, keep these examples in mind.