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Ch 3: Physical Sciences in Health Care

About This Chapter

This informative study guide chapter provides a detailed overview of the physical sciences used in the health care field. You'll review the definitions, history and relevant topics related to these sciences.

Physical Science in Health Care - Chapter Summary

The field of health care encompasses several different physical sciences. In this descriptive yet engaging chapter, expert instructors will identify each one and illustrate their history and relevance to the health care industry. All the information in this chapter is presented in an understandable format to improve your retention of the material. Key topics discussed in each lesson include:

  • Steps of scientific investigation and the critical thinking process
  • History of chemistry and physics in health care
  • Psychiatric drugs and models of medicine

To ensure you understand the concepts featured in each lesson, take the multiple-choice quizzes and then the more comprehensive chapter exam. These assessment tools will identify how well you retained the information while also pointing out any areas that may need further examination. Lesson quizzes include printable worksheets that can be printed out and used to find key points while viewing the lessons.

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Physical Sciences in Health Care
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples

1. What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples

Scientific investigation is the way in which scientists and researchers use a systematic approach to answer questions about the world around us. Read on to find out more. A quiz is provided to test your understanding.

The Critical Thinking Process: Point-of-View, Assumptions, Evidence & Conclusions

2. The Critical Thinking Process: Point-of-View, Assumptions, Evidence & Conclusions

In this lesson, you'll learn the steps involved in the critical thinking process. You'll consider how coming to a conclusion effectively involves multiple questions that get you thinking about a topic in a new way.

What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches

3. What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches

Known as the fundamental science, physics creates a foundation for other natural sciences. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of physics, learning about its history and its modern branches of study.

What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Topics

4. What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Topics

Chemistry is the science of matter. This may sound simple, but chemistry is a complex and broad topic that broaches a wide variety of fields. From the core of the earth to the farthest reaches of the universe, chemistry is everything and everywhere.

Illness, Disease & The Biomedical Model

5. Illness, Disease & The Biomedical Model

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the nuanced but important difference between an illness and a disease and how that's important with respect to the biomedical model illness.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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