University of Missouri School of Medicine
The Medical-Mystery Writing Guide for Developing Clinical Teaching Cases for Geriatric Education is a handbook for those who write problem-based medical cases for students.The inquiry-based learning strategy is focused on three components: An authentic clinical case modified as a teaching tool, the group of 6-10 learners, and a facilitator - usually a faculty member. Creating a case requires clinical acumen, a strong foundation in the basic sciences, experience in caring for the elderly and the talents of John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson and Tess Garritson.
The educational objective is to provide guidance for those writing problem-based-learning cases focused on geriatrics.
The purpose of this guide is to help case writers achieve better consistency in their approach to authoring teaching cases. A case should provide the information in a way that prompts the students to problem solve and learn without leading them to the answers. The key is to provide a timely unfolding of information to facilitate learning - the case becomes the catalyst.