Virtual Patients: Electroplater

Concise description:

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.

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Original Authors:
Reichert J., Radon K., Ochmann U., Nowak D.
Original affiliation, ownership:
Clinical centre of the University of Munich Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Munich, Germany
Year of publication:
Charge for use or free:
Free of charge
Chemical Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) diseases Employment conditions Manufacturing Occupational and Work-Related Diseases
Target group(s):
  • graduate students
Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:
Has to be studied
Time demand to complete the lesson or course:
1 hour

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