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Battle of the Classes Puts Knowledge Into Action



 Battle of the Classes Puts Knowledge Into Action

Students from the medical programs at the ANU Louisville Campus recently had an opportunity to pit their skills against those of their fellow students during the “Battle of the Classes.”  During the event, students performed skits which put the knowledge that they’ve gained in the classroom into action.

Students from the Medical Law and Ethics Class acted out a fatal car crash scenario in which photos of the deceased were shared by the media, resulting in a lawsuit and subsequent trial.  Pharmacy technician students demonstrated their knowledge of using an EpiPen as they used it during a mock medical emergency caused by a bee sting.

The Non-Invasive Clinical Class also performed a skit which portrayed a diabetic patient’s visit to a local medical office. During the skit, students demonstrated the patient’s triage by a medical assistant, and then shared nutrition advice from her nurse practitioner. 

“I liked participating because it helps to increase [our skills].”

Bonnie Kiefer, director of health science education at the Louisville Campus, said that students are assigned a project early in the term and the skits include the information that they’ve learned while completing their project. She hopes to hold a “Battle of the Classes” every term and to possibly include skits from the business and general education classes in the future, as well.

“I liked participating because it helps to increase [our skills],” said Jaimini Patel, a medical assisting student who portrayed the patient in the Non-Invasive Clinical Class skit.

While the Medical Law and Ethics Class's skit was selected as the best in "The Battle of the Classes," everyone who participated won a prize--an invitation to a chili supper hosted by Bonnie.

Photo-Medical assisting student Alyssa Gatewood is pictured taking the temperature of student Jaimini Patel during the Non-Invasive Clinical Class’s “Battle of the Classes” skit at the ANU Louisville Campus.

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