Stroke Patient Case Study Worksheet


Activity Category: Deep Brain Stimulation

Created by: LAzeltine

Resource Category: Worksheets and Paper/Pencil Activities

Grade Level: 10-12

I teach anatomy and physiology; grades 11/12. This is one of my culminating activities where students apply their knowledge, in particular of the cerebral cortex structure and function. Here is a list of lecture/activities I use to lay a foundation for this activity which can be used as an assessment or class activity:

I introduce the neuron and then use a diagram of a reflex to help students with the concept of neural pathways. I use a diagram where neurons are labeled motor, sensory or association.
I introduce the main parts of the brain visible from the outside: cerebrum and lobes, cerebellum, pons, medulla.
I give names to the lobes of the cerebrum and names for precentral and postcentral gyrus.
I have a list of functional areas of the cerebrum (visual, primary sensory, primary motor, visual association, etc)
I introduce areas deeper than the cerebrum (thalamus, hypothalamus, corpus callosum, limbic, elaborate on pons and medulla)

This activity requires students to carefully read what the stroke patient can and cannot do, and identify which functional and structural areas have been damaged.

Time Required: 45-60 minutes.

Space Needed: This activity can be used as seatwork or homework. Desk/table areas are all that is required.

Standards Type:Local Standards

Standards Explained:
Iowa Standards:
Identify and discuss factors that affect nervous system response to stimulus.

Explain the impact of personal health behaviors on the functioning of body systems.

Standards Explained:

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Tags: brain, structural areas, functional areas

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