From:                              Steven Hardt

Sent:                               Wednesday, June 30, 2010 2:30 PM

To:                                   Janice Thiel

Subject:                          Form Submission (Critical Thinking Activities & Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs))


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Critical Thinking Activities & Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs)

Thank you for submitting your Critical Thinking Activity/RLO idea. Please forward this message and attach any supplemental files (e.g., Handouts, PowerPoints, etc.) to


Title of Critical Thinking Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: "I want to be well" Respiratory case 1 located at


Briefly describe or summarize the Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: This is a well designed interactive case base scenario that presents a patient's subjectyicve complaints, physical assessment, and asks the learner to pick a limited number of possible diagnostic tests and develope and defend a diagnosis


Subject Area(s) - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Allied Health


What is(are) the Major Learning Outcome(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (from course outline)?

Your Answer: Understanding of subjective complaints as opposed to objective findings. Symptomology and diagnosis of restrictive lung disease.


What is(are) the Course Objective(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (stated in performance terms)?

Your Answer: Understanding of pathology and symptomology of restrictive lung disease


Type of Activity/RLO - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Individual, Small Group


Time - How much time does it take to conduct this Activity/RLO?

Your Answer: Portion of One Class


List the materials that are necessary to conduct this Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: Internet access Email


Instructions - Give detailed step-by-step instructions on how to conduct this Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: Assess the site using the internet link provided: Click on the patient's picture to hear the patients complaint Click on the physician's picture to see the physical assessment Click on the microscope to select 3 possible diagnstic test (Remember, you only get 3) Email your diagnosis and supporting rational to the instructor using the drop bix provided


List Additional Resources, for example: Web address/URL, Handouts, PowerPoint, etc. Copy/Paste URLs here. Later, when you receive your confirmation message, forward any supplemental files to the QEP Director.

Your Answer:


SPC established as its definition of critical thinking: The active and systemic process of communication, problem solving, evaluation, analysis, synthesis, and reflection, both individually and in community, to foster understanding, support sound decision-making, and guide action.


Which aspect(s) of critical thinking does this Activity/RLO address? - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Communication, Problem-solving, Evaluation, Analysis, Synthesis, Reflection


How will this improve our students’ ability to think critically?

Your Answer: It requires that the student interpret a subjecive complaint, problem solve the dignosis using limited resources and prioritize the diagnotic tests based on their predictive value, evaluate and analyze the data provided, and synthesize the available data into a diagnosis, and justify their chosen diagnosis.


Have you consulted the Activity/RLO Guidelines?

Your Answer: Yes


If you have any questions or comments about this form, please contact Janice Thiel at or call (727) 341-3110