Clinical Manifestations of HIV Infection
Flickr has the potential to make explanation and understanding of health care concepts an interactive exercise. Some of the hardest concepts for students to actually understand are the types of precautions that are used to prevent the spread of infection. Posters and readings provide one source of information, but until the student must actually apply the types of precautions, they really don’t understand how these ideas will affect them and their patients.
Enter Flickr photostreams. My idea is to have students create their own flickr accounts and develop a photostream which shows how different types of precautions are used and what types of infections they are useful for. Students can create a Flickr account, learn about the types of Creative Commons licenses, and decide whether to use existing photos or take new ones and develop photostreams explaining the concepts.
We can post the links to the photostreams on the classroom blog and students can answer questions about the types of precautions as they view the photostreams.
As the photo above illustrates, these are the clinical manifestations of HIV. What precautions would you take to avoid spreading infection to yourself, your clients, and your loved ones?
Wellcome Images. (2012, November 3) Clinical Manifestations of HIV Infection. Wellcome Images’s photostream. Retrieved April 1, 2014, from https://www.flickr.com/photos/wellcomeimages/8232150553/in/photostream/.