This assignment is designed to assist you in the development of differential diagnoses based on the signs/symptoms, and physical findings of specific disease entities. You will also begin examining the commonly used laboratory, radiological and other diagnostic studies to identify the diagnosis (rule in) and/or exclude the diagnosis (rule out).
The Epidemiology Data includes the population you would see this diagnosis occur i.e. pediatrics, adult females/males, elderly, etc. Condense this information as you would in the “Illness Script” described in the Medical Media software.
List the subjective data: that is what a patient may tell you. Also, list the physical findings of that disorder. This is the objective data that you would discover on the exam. Then list 3 other differential diagnoses that may present with the same chief complaint to begin grouping pattern recognition.
USE BULLET POINTS. This is not a narrative
Finally, list any diagnostic testing you would use to finalize the diagnosis and the references used to complete the table. All citations should be in APA format. References should be listed at the bottom of the table. For Module 3 Use ONLY peer-review articles for references as Stern does not cover Mental Health in his textbook.
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