Self Assessment

This is a lesson plan that I use with my students when they are learning to identify certain tissue using the microscope.

The title of this lesson is Skin, Adrenals, and Pancreas Lecture, it is found in my online course that is titled 2015-2016 HT 1204 Histology. The digital tool I am presenting today is Moodle, a free online platform. The assessment tool is an exam at the end of the week. This exam is formative and summative. I will explain. The exams are each week through the course and they are formative but as I go to a new week I add what was studied the week or weeks before to the exam, so they build until the end when any or all tissue studied for the course will be on the last exam.

Objectives

Identify microscopically:
Skin
       Thick skin                      Thin skin
       Epidermis                      Keratin
       Melanocytes                  Stratum corneum
       Stratum granulosum  Stratum spinosum
       Desmosomes                Stratum Basale
       Dermis                            Papillary layer
       Reticular layer
Adrenals
3 layers of the cortex
Medulla
Pancreas
Acinar glands
Ducts
Islets of Langerhans
Zymogen granules

You may ask how I know what to teach or what I have to teach?

I am governed by two distinct accreditation bodies the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and the America Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP). NAACLS post standards that I must adhere to in order to stay a legitimate histology program. Here is an excerpt of the standards that are given to me.

Curriculum Requirements
Instructional Areas- Prerequisite content in biological sciences, chemistry and mathematics that provides the foundation for course work required in the laboratory science program. Applications of histology, immunohistochemistry, enzyme histochemistry, cytology specimen preparation, electron microscopy and light microscopy. This includes principles and methodologies, problem‐solving, and troubleshooting for all major areas practiced in the contemporary histopathology laboratory. Concepts and principles of laboratory operations must include:

     Fixation-  Tissue identification
The standards that ASCP gives to me is the road map for our Certification Exam that the graduates are eligible to take. Successful completion will certify them world wide to work as a Histology Technician. Now this is just a piece of the outline they give to me but it is the standard that my curriculum is based on. Our Certification exam has 5 subsets if you notice tissue identification (morphology) shows up in 4 of the 5 subsets.I. FIXATION (15-25%)
A. Tissues
1. Morphology/anatomy
2. Cell/component preservation
3. Pathology*
II. PROCESSING (10-20%)
A. Tissues
1. Morphology/anatomy
2. Cell/component preservatio
III. EMBEDDING/MICROTOMY (15-25%)
A. Tissues
1. Morphology/anatomy
2. Cell/component demonstration
IV. STAINING (30-40%)
A. Tissues
1. Morphology/anatomy
2. Cell/component demonstration
3. Function
4. Pathology*
5. Biochemistry principles/theories
The assessment tool that I utilize in this lecture is at the end of the week. I attached some screenshots below of the learning technology tool I am using.

References

Moodle – Open-source learning platform | Moodle.org. (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2016, from https://moodle.org/

Baptist Health College Little Rock. (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2016, from http://moodle.bhclr.edu/

NAACLS – Accreditation – HT. (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2016, from http://www.naacls.org/accreditation/ht/

http://www.naacls.org/docs/standards2012.pdf. (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2016, from http://www.naacls.org/docs/standards2012.pdf

http://www.ascp.org/content/docs/pdf/boc-pdfs/guidelines/examinationcontentguidelinehtl.pdf?sfvrsn=4. (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2016, from http://www.ascp.org/content/docs/pdf/boc-pdfs/guidelines/examinationcontentguidelinehtl.pdf?sfvrsn=4

 This is a few screenshots of the learning technology that I use for this course.

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