Health Care

Axia College Material
Appendix D

Seven Organizational Approaches

A. Use the matrix below to describe each approach to organizing information about the body. Discuss how each approach can be used.

|Approach                   |Describe the approach                                     |How might the approach be used?                       |
|                           |Planes and directions can be studied by different         |This approach might be used to determine what type of |
|Body planes and directions |positions and areas of the body. The different planes of   |treatment is needed depending on what area of the body|
|                           |the body are: coronal, midsagittal, and transverse.       |is affected by a particular ailment or injury.         |
|                           |There are five different body cavities: cranial, spinal,   |This approach can be used depending on the time of     |
|                           |thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic.                           |illness or injury, a different body cavity will be     |
|Body cavities               |                                                           |examined.                                             |
|                           |There are four different quadrants in the human body:     |This approach helps determine which part of the body   |
|Quadrant and regions       |right upper, left upper, right lower, and left lower.     |is injured, or where an illness is originating from.   |
|                           |Study of structures of the body, and the study of the     |This approach might be used to determine whether a     |
|Anatomy and physiology     |functions and workings of those structures.               |particular part of the body is malfunctioning.         |
|                           |This approach might be used to study the parts of the body|This approach might be used when examining the         |
|Microscopic-to-macroscopic |that are too small for...