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Scientific Decision-making

Scientific Decision-making

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  • Decisions and Risk

    Decisions and RiskLesson

    Students practice evidence-based decision-making by examining a simple choice. They estimate and rank the risks of dying from a variety of causes, and compare their estimates to actual data.

  • Smarter Choices

    Smarter ChoicesLesson

    Students learn how to apply evidence to make informed decisions as they identify the best solutions for problems confronting the characters featured in a series of complex scenarios.

  • Introduction to Personal Stories (case studies)

    Introduction to Personal Stories (case studies)Lesson

    Students are introduced to Arturo, Brian and Angela. Each character experiences a health crisis that could be related to cardiovascular disease.

  • Heart: Basic Measurements

    Heart: Basic MeasurementsLesson

    Students explore heart-related data, such as blood pressure and oxygen saturation, and learn basic information about the heart and circulatory system.

  • Calculating Coronary Artery Disease Risk

    Calculating Coronary Artery Disease RiskLesson

    Students learn about risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart attack, strategies for lowering those risks, and the importance of doing so.

  • Team Diagnosis of Three Cases

    Team Diagnosis of Three CasesLesson

    Students work in teams and take on the role of medical personnel to analyze symptoms, order diagnostic tests, and determine the nature of the health crises experienced by three "patients."

  • Comparative Effectiveness Decision-making Tools

    Comparative Effectiveness Decision-making ToolsLesson

    Students use information from real patient decision aids to determine if a supplemental drug treatment is advisable for "patients" in three case studies.

  • Heart and Circulation: Outside and Inside

    Heart and Circulation: Outside and InsideLesson

    Students explore the human heart and circulatory system. To promote deeper understanding of key concepts, the activity also includes a procedure for observing preserved sheep hearts.

  • Coronary Artery Disease Model

    Coronary Artery Disease ModelLesson

    Students investigate coronary artery disease (CAD), create a model of how CAD progresses, and conduct a poster presentation of their research findings.

  • Is It a Heart Attack?

    Is It a Heart Attack?Lesson

    Students compile a list of warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack, and view a video showing what happens immediately before, during and after a heart attack.

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  • Scientific Decision-making

    Scientific Decision-making Presentations

    High school and middle school students follow three patient case studies to learn how diet, exercise and life choices can affect our cardiovascular health. Your class will use medical tests and patient information to make evidence-based decisions regarding the diagnosis and treatment for each patient.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AHRQ's Ischemic Heart Disease Products Translated for High School Populations
Grant Number: 1R18HS019248