Sickle cell disorders guide for schools

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Content Author:
Professor Simon Dyson

Level:
Healthcare professionals, school professionals, policy makers

OER Features:
Video – YouTube

PDF – SCED_HAUSA_2014 Slideshare

Slides via SlideShare – Sickle cell disease a guide for schools

OER Description:

The ‘Schools Guide‘ was the result of research by Professor Simon Dyson and colleagues, and assists teachers and policy makers in supporting children with sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia in schools. The guide is one of this projects most popular open educational resources (OER), and through Simon’s hard work has been translated into several Nigerian languages, with others planned.

This is a lovely video outlining the work, and the bundle of resources contains downloadable slides and documents to support further understanding of this area.

Biochemistry case study 4 – sickle cell trait

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Content Author:
Keith Chambers, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Level:
Undergraduate science or medical student, trainee biomedical scientist

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Word Doc Case Study – SCOOTER98a_Sickle_Trait_Case_Study

PDF File – SCOOTER98b_Sickle_Trait_Case_Study

OER Description:

Identification of sickle cell trait requires a combination of looking at blood cell morphology and biochemistry. This case study steps you through some important points to understand fully the characteristic of the blood. A solubility test may also be performed to provide a firm diagnosis.

Biochemistry case study 3 – sickle cell blood

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SCOOTER99d_Sickle_Cell_Disease_IEF

Content Author:
Keith Chambers, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Level:
Undergraduate science or medical student, trainee biomedical scientist

OER Features:

Word Doc Case Study – SCOOTER99a_Sickle_Cell_Disease_Case_Study

PDF File – SCOOTER99b_Sickle_Cell_Disease_Case_Study

OER Description:

These OER have been bundled up into a case study that would be a useful discussion-aid for bioscience or medical students. We may all be familiar with the morphology of the red blood cells in sickle cell anaemia, and this resource includes images of those alongside biochemical tests that would be carried out to further examine the patient.

Biochemistry case study 2 – neonate blood

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Neonate HPLC
Blood biochemistry – content kindly provided by Leicester Royal Infirmary

Content Author:
Keith Chambers, Biomedical Scientist at the Leicester Royal Infirmary

Level:
Undergraduate science or medical student, trainee biomedical scientist

OER Features:

Word Doc case study – SCOOTER97a_Neonate_Case_study

PDF File – SCOOTER97b_Neonate_Case_study

Image Bundle – Biochemistry Images

 

OER Description:

Neonatal blood is interesting and is visually different to adult blood. These resources would provide a useful case study for classroom discussions to highlight some of the morphological and biochemical differences. Neonatal blood contains different haemoglobin molecules, and a series of biochemical tests (iso-electic focusing and HPLC) are carried out to get a full and accurate profile of the blood.

Biochemistry case study 1 – adult blood

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SCOOTER96d_Healthy_Adult_IEF
Blood biochemistry – kindly provided by Keith Chambers of the Leicester Royal Infirmary

Content Author:
Keith Chambers, Biomedical Scientist at the Leicester Royal Infirmary

Level:
Undergraduate science or medical student, trainee biomedical scientist

OER Features:

Word Doc – SCOOTER96a_Healthy_Adult_Case_study

PDF File – SCOOTER96b_Healthy_Adult_Case_study

Image Bundle – Biochemistry Images

OER Description:

The Leicester Royal Infirmary provided significant amounts of content for our various OER projects, and resources that we created were subsequently used for our undergraduate teaching as well as to support their laboratory trainees. Win win! This one is part of a series of four biochemistry case studies.