Cardiology Virtual Lab
This interactive, modular lab explores the tools that doctors use to examine and diagnose patients with heart conditions.
In this lab, students collect and interpret data using various tools and tests for detecting heart conditions. The lab includes examples of medical exams involving auscultation (listening with a stethoscope), an echocardiogram, an MRI scan, and pedigree charts. After interpreting their results and answering questions, students offer diagnoses for each patient.
The lab contains an interactive lab space, an informational notebook, and embedded quiz questions. It also includes supplementary resources, such as background on the anatomy and physiology of the heart, a glossary of scientific and medical terms, and an encyclopedia of heart conditions.
Student Learning Targets
Describe symptoms of various heart conditions and how they are detected.
Describe medical tools and techniques that are used for diagnosing heart conditions.
echocardiogram (echo), health care, heart, inheritance, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), medicine, pedigree analysis
HS-LS1-2, HS-LS1-3, HS-LS3-1; SEP3, SEP4, SEP6
AP Biology (2019)
IST-1.I; SP1, SP2, SP3
IB Biology (2016)
3.4, 6.2, B.4
Common Core (2010)
ELA.RST.9–12.2, ELA.RST.9–12.3, ELA.RST.9–12.7, ELA.RST.9–12.9
Vision and Change (2009)
CC2, CC3; DP1, DP6