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MLS 471 - Medical Lab Science: Home

Resources for Dr. Brandhagen's case-study course assignment.


You have been assigned to write a case study or case report on a patient.  To quote from your syllabus:

"The patient may have an unusual condition or disease, abnormal or unusual laboratory results, or just simply be a case that interests you.

Examples of interesting topics might include patients with diseases such as various infections, cancer, chronic diseases such as emphysema or cirrhosis, unexpected antibodies or genetic disorders."

Your instructor has also supplied you with a list of possible topics.

For this assignment, you will be able to use resources available through the Briggs Library website and also through the Wegner Health Science Information Center website.

To help you with your assignment this guide provides tools to help you

  • Find a sample case study/case report
  • Find background and other information on a disease
  • Select keywords to describe your abstract or article
  • Evaluate your information sources
  • Cite your sources using AMA style

Use the tabs at the top of this guide to find the tools you need.


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