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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- Basics of Health Science Research
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- Formation of Medical Terms
- Basic Anatomy & Physiology
- Homeostasis & the Human Body
- Digestive & Excretory Systems of the Human Body
- The Skeletal System & Connective Tissue
- Human Nervous, Circulatory & Respiratory Systems
- Biological Development in Psychology
- Microbiology in Health Science
- Pathogens & Disease
- Disease Causes, Control & Prevention
- Public & World Health Issues
- Aging, Health & Family Issues in Society
- Nutritional Information & Needs
- Issues & Disorders Related to Nutrition
- Therapeutic Concepts of Nutrition
- Pharmacological Concepts & Technology
- Mental Health Concepts
- Preventative Health & Wellness
- Medical Technology & Patient Care
- Health Care Safety Policies & Procedures
- Communication in Health Care
- Teamwork in the Workplace
- Health Care Education & Career Guidance
- Health Care Legal & Ethical Responsibilities