Joy in Medical Detectives! By: Vannesa Gonzalez

What Are Some interesting mini projects we did in class?

Some assignments and mini projects we did in class were:

-TYPE I AND TYPE II DIABETES

-FOOD BORNE MYSTERY ILLNESS

-TASTE, SMELL, TOUCH

-MURDER MYSTERY PT.2

TYPE I AND TYPE II DIABETES

In the assignment "Type I and Type II Diabetes" we learned about what can cause this sickness. Diabetes can be caused by having very high or low blood sugar. Diabetics usually need to maintain an eating diet to level the foods they eat. A diabetic can develop damage in the eyes, kidneys, nerves and heart. Type II diabetes is more common to happen in adults, while Type I diabetes tends to affect juveniles.

It is a possibility to develop diabetes if a past family member had the disease.
Many diabetics need to make themselves bleed when they use glucose meters because they need to record data on how their blood sugar is going to maintain it in a healthy range.
FOOD BORNE ILLNESS

In our Foodborne Mystery Illness we pretended to be doctors and tried solving a case where some of our patients were affected with a foodborne illness. We as doctors had to find out what bacteria was affecting the patient.

One of the most common source of illness in the U.S is foodborne illness. This illness is a disease producing agents such as bacteria or viruses.

We can't keep ourselves completely secure from bacteria, but we can try our best to prevent them. For example, we can follow the 3 C's which are: Clean, Cook, and Chill. The most important one is separate as we do not want to cross-contaminate our foods.

TASTE, SMELL, TOUCH

Have you ever wondered where our taste buds are located? Well, its interesting because each location taste different flavors. However, the buds are on the sides, the back, and the front of our tongues.

In class we tested out the two-point discrimination, when the small distance of two stimuli can be separated, but felt as two distinct points. We tested this by using a ruler like the one shown here.

Did you know that when we smell something over an over again, eventually we get used to the odor and may stop smelling it? This happens when your olfactory receptors get fatigued or tired causing us to not be able to recognize the same smell.

MURDER MYSTERY PT.2

In our google classroom work titled "Murder Mystery Pt. 2" we studied about autopsies, how to find clues using these internal and external examinations, and how to help connect most evidence together to find a suspect of murder.

Autopsies are examinations, or test, in a dead body to try to determine the cause of death. These test help connect evidence to find out how the murder may have happened.
The pathologist cuts the body's chest in a Y letter form, and opens the body to take out the organs and check if there have been any unusual mark on the victim.

Pathologist try to seek for abnormalities like infections, changes in body tissue and organs, or if there is any sign of drugs or poison.

THE END!
I WILL ALWAYS TREASUERE WHAT I LEARNED HERE IN M.D :)

Credits:

Created with images by University of Exeter - "ExeterUniMedSch April2013-18" • adonagonzalez - "hands insulin diabetes" • USDAgov - "Super_Bowl_Infographic_01-31-12" • stevepb - "detective crime scene dagger" • finalwitness - "Autopsy Room"

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