The program is divided
into several sections:
uses text, colour graphics and animated graphics to teach the morphology
and physiological function of platelets, the haemo-static mechanisms:
platelet plug formation and coagulation (intrinsic, extrinsic and common
pathways) and anti-clotting mechanisms especially fibrinolysis.
uses text and animated graphics to describe the principles and a step-by-step
method of each of the major laboratory tests used in producing a haemostatic
profile (Bleeding time, Prothrombin Time, Activated Partial Thromboplastin
Time (APTT), Thrombin Time). It also includes details of an automated
technique using a coagulometer.
- In Clinical
Cases: the use of the test results in diagnosis is taught using
a highly interactive problem-solving approach which requires students
to use data from selected clinical case histories to make a diagnosis.
For each of five different cases (haemophilia, Disseminated Intravascular
Coagulation, von Willebrand Disease, alcohol-induced liver disease,
pro-myelocytic leukaemia) a brief patient history and a haemostatic
profile is provided. Students must answer on-screen questions and may
access relevant further test results. They must then use this information
to make a correct diagnosis from a list of possible conditions. Feedback
and help are available throughout and there is also a glossary, which
explains the medical terms used.
Language Versions: English
Recommended System Requirements:
- Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit), Windows Server 2003 (32-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 8
- 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
- 128MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB of graphics memory
- Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 or later, or Opera 11
- Mac OS:
- Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7, or v10.8
- Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
- 256MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory
- Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 11
Target Audience: Undergraduate. Some sections may be suitable for good high school students.
Price: £250 (multiuser, educational license)
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