This lesson is about Mr. Kirchberger, who has complaints like a nose bleedings, a blocked nose and a hole in his nasal septum. He works for an electroplating company. The cards of this lesson guide you through the diagnostic process in which you are asked to think about the physical examinations, (laboratory) tests and possible therapies for Mr. Kirchberger. The cards also give explanations about alternative diagnoses. During this lesson you are asked to answer multiple choice and open questions. Written information, pictures and video’s are provided in order to help you answering the questions.
The lesson contains 34 cards, of which the last ten are offered to those who are interested in more knowledge about the way of measuring chrome exposure, available tests. Furthermore some information is given about the use of cocaine. The target group of this lesson are medical students. The present lesson is given in English and Spanish.
General information about Virtual Patients & Work
The series of medical cases for medical students and physicians-in-training for Occupational Medicine has been developed by the Institute and Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine at the LMU university (Munich, Germany), often with the help of other institutes. The cases, developed in 2006-2013, are still present-day in many countries, and useful for education. Nevertheless, cases might be not up-to-date or valid everywhere, for example regarding diagnostic procedures, risk assessment tools, therapeutic interventions, or figures like incidence rates. Differences may be caused by differences in time periods, contextual conditions, or populations. Discussion about such aspects in a group, with a colleague, or with a teacher, is an essential part of the learning experience.
Practical. Clicking the link below connects to the Casus website. Make an account going to ‘Register’. Use your e-mail address as LOGIN, fill in a personal password. When registration is completed, LOGIN again, select if needed the English language (see, under your name, ‘Options’, ‘Language). Go to ‘Player’, you see ‘Courses available’, select ‘Virtualpatient-Work.Net – English course’. Select this case. You can complete a case once. Changing answers after completing is not possible.