FAST FACTS

Conjunctivitis



Conjunctivitis is an eye infection also known as pinkeye. It is very contagious and if you have to treat one eye with antibiotic drops, the doctor will usually tell you to treat the other eye also as the infection will no doubt travel to the other eye quickly. Image: An eye with acute conjunctivitis.

Welcome to Cybersurgeons!

The Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University has developed CyberSurgeonsTM through a cooperative agreement with the National Institutes of Health. CyberSurgeons is a comprehensive educational project designed to increase high school students’ knowledge of human anatomy and physiology along with the clinical trial process. The project is a perfect fit in biology, anatomy and physiology, health, and related classes as well as in some guidance classes that have a careers component.

In addition to human anatomy content, students who use CyberSurgeons materials gain a better understanding of translational science (moving knowledge from the research lab to a clinical setting), the clinical trials process, and how advances are made in healthcare.

CyberSurgeons components:

Other Components

Key Resources contains a wealth of information for students and teachers in human biological sciences. Students can browse through subjects or use the resources for research projects.

Free Materials for Teachers links to and describes free posters, lesson plans, learning guides, and DVDs on a variety of anatomy and physiology, biology, and health topics.

Spotlight on Careers provides quick information about various healthcare careers.

Did you know about a worm that lives in a human eye for 15 years or about bacteria from tongue piercing infections traveling to the heart? Cyber Fast Facts teaches interesting facts about human body systems, diseases, parasites, and consequences of unhealthy choices.

And, of course, everything is linked to Standards.

Our Goal

We hope you find the site engaging and informative. Our goal is to twofold: to motivate students to explore human anatomy and physiology topics and learn more about the clinical trials processes that develop life-saving medicines, therapies, and surgical procedures, and to assist teachers in delivering effective, engaging materials that increase students’ knowledge base, critical thinking skills, and interest in science careers.

Contact

We want to know what you think. If you have feedback or questions on CyberSurgeons materials or this site in general, please let us know.

E-mail: mcalinger@cet.edu.

SPOTLIGHT ON CAREERS

Surgeon

Physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by surgical methods. Surgeons analyze patients’ medical history, medication allergies, physical condition and lab results to determine the best surgical procedure and post-op care.  

Average Salary    $166,400

Education-Years After High School    8+ (completing medical school and internship)

Job Outlook     Excellent

VIDEO CLIPS

Removal of a Bladder Tumor
Suturing After Surgery
Animated body zoom through the heart
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