ERIC Number: EJ1044281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Day as a Pathologist: Utilization of Technology to Guide Students in Exploring Careers in Breast Cancer Pathology
Adler, Jacob J.; Judd, Mariah V.; Bringman, Lauren R.; Wells, Clark D.; Marrs, Kathleen A.
American Biology Teacher, v75 n8 559-565 Oct 2013
We developed an interactive laboratory that allows students to identify and grade tissue samples from human breast biopsies, using techniques similar to those used by actual pathologists. This unique lab develops a practical and intellectual understanding of basic tissue structures that make up living systems, utilizing technology to bring together pathology, cancer biology, genetics, and bioethics in a relevant and engaging way that leaves a lasting impression on students. The activities described are appropriate for students at all levels of high school and college, especially those with an interest in health care careers.
Descriptors: Pathology, Science Instruction, Cancer, Laboratory Experiments, Health Services, Biology, Ethics, Genetics, High School Students, College Students, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Career Choice, Educational Technology, Clinical Diagnosis, Medical Services, Diagnostic Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Students
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 0742475