Susan Galindo, Clinical Associate Professor

Adaptive Online Teaching Tools

In an effort to re-create the "in-person" setting online, I've developed a number of interactive activities to simulate the clinical laboratory environment. It's been my experience that the in-person student laboratory setting on the university campus doesn't always adequately reflect the clinical laboratory conditions. For example, we don't always get the intended results for the practice laboratory tests. Sometimes the required supplies for a particular test are in short supply or are too costly for a university and the analysis can only be run once (if at all). In cases such as these, an interactive activity can simulate a procedure as well as offer students the opportunity to analyze the results in a controlled environment. In addition to the intended results for a particular analysis, the students are given multiple scenarios with inconsistencies in the preanalytic as well as the analytic phases of laboratory testing. This helps students transition from the university campus student experience to the clinical laboratory by giving them the ability to step-through these simulated experiences as often and as many times as needed in order to internalize the necessary skills.

I am always adding more tools to my online courses so check back often to see what I've been up to.

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Activities Developed for 4431/5531 - Medical Microbiology II - Click Here
Activities Developed for 4418/5518 - Clinical Chemistry - Click Here

Medical Microbiology Activities
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Click on the image to view Sue's online adaptation for reading direct exam gram stains.

 

 

 

 

 

 


SOP Image

An interactive form of the laboratory SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for students to read. Click on the image to open the activity. Students read through this digital form of policies and procedures just as they would the hard copies in a clinical setting.

 

 

 

 


Requisition Image

Click on the image to view an example test requisition and the accompanying results for a Blood Parasite.

Click here to see how this test requisition is integrated into the online classroom.

 

 

 

 


Requisition Image 2

Click on the image to view an example test requisition and subsequent results for a Sputum Culture.

Click here to see how this test requisition is delivered in the online setting.



 

 


Online Cultures Thumb

Click on the image to view Sue's online adaptation for the clinical process of reading plates using, ISU's former Learning Management System, WebCT.

 

 

 

 

 


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Clinical Chemistry Activities
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An interactive form of the laboratory SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for students to read. Click on the image to open the activity. Students read through this digital form of policies and procedures just as they would the hard copies in a clinical setting. Students are also provided printable copies of the SOPs.

Before performing the simulations illustrated below, students are required to read the corresponding SOP. Students may also print copies of the SOP to keep at hand during the lab exercise. You will find links with each simulation below to view the corresponding SOPs.

 

 

 

 


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Measuring glucose

Click here to see the SOP and click on the image to open the accompanying laboratory exercise.

Click here to see how this activity is used in the online environment.

 

 

 

 

 


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Drug Screen

Click here to see the rapid drug screen SOP and click on the image to open the accompanying laboratory exercise.

Click here for an example of this activity in the online environment.

 

 



Electrophoresis Image

Electrophoresis

Click here to see the SOP and click on the image to open the accompanying laboratory exercise.

Click here to see an illustration of this activity's online delivery.


 

 


hCG image

hCG

Click here to see the SOP and click on the image to view an example test and results.

Click here for an example of this activity.

 

 

 

 


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Measuring alkaline phosphatase

Click here to see the SOP and click on the image to open the accompanying laboratory exercise.

Click here for an illustration of this activity in use.

 

 

 

 


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Blood Gas

Click here to see the SOP and click on the image to run a patient sample test and view the results.

Click here to see an example of this activity in the online environment.

 

 

 

 


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Creatinine Clearance

Click here to read the Creatinine Clearance SOP. Students must also be familiar with the Creatine SOP (click here to view).

Students are given the height and weight of each patient and use a nomogram (click here to view) to determine the body surface area (BSA). Click on the graduated cylinder to determne the 24 hour urine volume. After noting the BSA and 24 hour urine volume, students analyze the patient serum and urine samples using a spectrophotometer. This example shows an additional run with blank, Level I and Level II Controls, and 3 different paired (Serum and Urine) patient samples. Students then calculate the Creatinine Clearance for each of the three patients.

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