DescriptionThis manual was designed to bring relevance and critical thinking skills to the allied health chemistry course. Students are encouraged to become ?diagnosticians? and apply their newly-acquired chemistry knowledge to solving real life health and environmental cases.
The book is an ideal complement to any GOB (allied health) chemistry course, but works particularly well with the Raymond GOB text. Raymond?s integrated table of contents allows students to delve into organic and biochemical topics much earlier in the course giving them a more holistic view of the field. The case manual also encourages a holistic approach by asking students to synthesize information across topics.
There are 33 cases in the Kelley,Weeks Case Studies manual organized according the objectives and chapter organization of the Raymond book.
Chapter 1 Science and Measurement
case 1: Uncovering the Source of a Coma
case 2: How Much is Too Much?
Chapter 2 Atoms and Elements
case 3: Chelated Calcium
case 4: The Discovery of Guacamolium (Gu)
case 5: Running from Radiation
Chapter 3 Compounds
case 6: Swimming in Chromium
case 7: Consuming Chromium
Chapter 4 An Introduction to Organic
case 8: Molecules in the Movies
case 9: Food and Forensics
Chapter 5 Gases, Liquids, and Solids
case 10: Diving and Flying
case 11: Vomiting on Vacation
Chapter 6 Reactions
case 12: All '-Caines' are Not the same
case 13: Malaria and Methemoglobin
Chapter 7 Solutions, Colloids, and Suspensions
case 14: Surviving a Ship-Wreck
case 15: Vanishing Varicose Veins
case 16: Ineffective Antibiotics
Chapter 8 Lipids and Membranes
case 17: OTCs for Arthritis
case 18: Patch Me Up
Chapter 9 Acids, Bases, and Equilibrium
case 19: Only Half Awake
case 20: Diaper Rash Dilemma
Chapter 10 Carboxylic Acids, Phenols, and Amines
case 21: Treatments for Toothaches
case 22: pH and the Parasite
case 23: Which Vitamin C is Best for Me
case 24: Medicine in the Mirror
Chapter 11 Alcohols, Ethers, Aldehydes, and Ketones
case 25: Sweet, Clear, Colorless, and Deadly
case 26: Gallstones and Gasoline
Chapter 12 Carbohydrates
case 27: Scanning for Sugars
case 28: A Polyhydroxy What?
Chapter 13 Peptides, Proteins, and Enzymes
case 29: The Case of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
case 30: A Boost for Red Blood Cells
Chapter 14 Nucleic Acids
case 31: Surviving with Sickle Cell Anemia
Chapter 15 Metabolism
case 32: Intermingled Pathways
case 33: WARNING! Detour Ahead
- Case Studies Approach
Students are asked to work in groups to solve real life health and environmental cases. The case studies approach is very common in other allied health classes and brings relevance to the chemistry class. Students also learn to think like diagnosticians to approach and solve a problem
- Active Learning/Group Work
Students work together in groups to solve the case. This collaboration helps train them for their future careers where they will most often work as part of a team to provide patient care.
- Instructor’s Manual
An Instructor’s Manual is available to accompany the Kelley/Weeks text. The manual provides detailed answers and also gives guidance and advice on how to teach using a case approach.