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Medical Mystery Writing Guide for Developing Clinical Teaching Cases for Geriatric Education

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Medical Mystery Writing Guide for Developing Clinical Teaching Cases for Geriatric Education

University of Missouri School of Medicine
Author(s):  
Michael Hosokawa, AGSF, Kevin Craig, AGSF, David Oliver, AGSF, Steven Zweig, AGSF, Ronald Freeman, AGSF
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
21046
Date Posted: 
02/24/2012
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
02/24/2012
Abstract: 

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.  

Educational objectives: 

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.

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Estimated time to complete: 
1 hour 30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
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Suggested Citation:
Dr. Kevin Craig, Dr. Michael Hosokawa, Dr. Steven Zweig, Dr. David Oliver and Dr. Ronald Freeman. Medical Mystery Writing Guide for Developing Clinical Teaching Cases for Geriatric Education. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21046