1.      Analyze the use of computers in health care delivery.

Module Five is only required for those course participants seeking university credit.  Questions on the final exam will come from the following text assignments.

Text Reading

Burke, Lillian and Barbara Weill. Information Technology for the Health Professions. Prentice-Hall Inc., 2000.

  • Chapter 5:       Introduction: Computers in Health Care
  • Chapter 6:       Radiology - Digital Imaging
  • Chapter 7:       Telemedicine
  • Chapter 8:       Surgery – the Cutting Edge
  • Chapter 9:       Computerized Medical Devices, Assistive Technology, and Prosthetic Devices
  • Chapter 10:     Computerized Technology in Pharmacy

One of your readings for this module is the text chapter on digital imaging. An example of how you could use this is your classroom was developed by another HSTE professional and included here:




To create pictures to teach or tell a story.


1.  To show a procedure to a classroom by taking pictures of the procedure being done.

            a.  Some suggestions:  How to do a venipuncture.

                                                 How to bathe a patient (be sure and use a manequien, due

                                                  to the new HIPPA Laws.

2.  To take pictures of a person’s teeth, to show how dental surgery can be changed.

3.  To show medical surgery, such as a cholecstectomy or a colonostomy, so that Doctor’s and patients will understand the necessity for certain procedures to be done or why they were done.

4.  To show a HOSA event, to help motivate potential members to join or help them understand why  there is so much excitement in going to competition.  Community Awareness project.

5.  My husband works in radiology and he gets some great pictures from nuclear medicinee showing the body and how that when you give IV radioisotopes, the computerized pictures are able to show cancer or abnormalities on the bones are specific organs depending the site specifics of the radioisotopes.


1.  Decide what you would like to do for you picture board on the computer.

2.  Use a digital camera for the pictures and transfer to your computer.

3.  Decide what order you would like to have them, they can be placed on your powerpoint .

4.  If you do not have a digital camera, then you can scan pictures made with a regular camera and place them on your powerpoint.

5. Powerpoint.

            a.  Go to the start button of the computer and left click.

            b.  You will see Microsoft powerpoint, left click on powerpoint.

            c.  You will ten pick the design template of your choice.

            d.  You will then pick the design of your slide, you want a slide that will let you put a picture on it and have space for you to type what your picture is.

            e.  You will then pick the “insert” label at the top of your screent, left click.

            f.  This screen will come up with an area showing picture, and this will bring up another screen asking “from file”, “clip art”, “camera” and etc.  You will find the one that you want and insert this on your powerpoint slide show. 

6.  Make sure you save all each  slide.  Once you have a picture on your slide show you will be able to size it to your needs.

7.  I suggest that you have good clear pictures. 

8.  These can be printed and placed on a bulletin board in the classroom or you can show these on teaching modules for individualized learning as well as putting on the overhead TV in the classroom for group discussion or learning.

This lesson is available in  Microsoft Word .


When completing research on biomedical topics, the following lesson could be used:




To research a particular medical subject, that can be used for a debate either in writing or to be used in a class debate.


·        Go to www.hosa.com and see what the biomedical subject is for this year’s competition.

  1. Use this as a class project. 

  2. Let the students research and have a class where they form teams and debate each other.

  3. It would be beneficiary to have other students or teachers be judges and let them decide who offers the best debate.

  4. It would be important to have a reward for the students that offer the best debate.

·        Give students a subject such as Herbal Remedies, do they work, benefits versus dangers.  Use the steps as listed above to do a debate.

·        Read different medical research projects in progress and let students attempt a debate.

  1. Let two different classes debate the subject.

  2. Another idea would let a science class or another CATE class debate your class regarding a science subject or a diet subject.  See which students work the hardest for this debate.

A good way to have students learn how to argue a point tat they truly believe in, this will help with  future employment.

 This lesson is available in  Microsoft Word .



Go to the Assignments page for a listing of assignments for Module 5.


That's it!


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