This week you will pretend to be a clinician working at the local STD clinic. For this assignment, you will present a case study of one of your ‘patients’. For this discussion board, you will post a presentation of at least 7-10 slides presenting your ‘case study’ to the class. Have fun with this!
Here are the specific directions for the Module this week:
1). Research a specific pathogen involved in causing a sexually transmitted disease. A number of good scientific references can be used, including:
www.cdc.gov (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
https://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/emerging/pages/default.aspx (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
2). Present a ‘case study’ of one of your patients who came to your clinic for treatment of this specific disease. You must include at least 2 scientific references in correct APA format.
In your case study, please include the following information
the age/sex of your patient
the signs and symptoms the patient experienced and why they sought treatment
the steps you, as the clinician, took to determine the specific cause of the
infection. This may include: smears, Gram stain, cultures, etc. Be very specific in
describing the steps you would take to diagnose the infection and what the expected
result of each would be.
the treatment prescribed for the patient
current statistics about this specific STD