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ERIC Number: ED169830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Clinical Problem Solving Exercises for Pre-Clinical Medical Education: A Design, Implementation and Preliminary Evaluation.
Bordage, Georges
Clinical problem solving exercises for preclinical medical education that were developed at Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine are described. Two types of outcomes were set as priorities in the design and implementation of the problem solving sessions: small group peer interactions as instructional and evaluative resources; and issues relevant to the process of clinical problem solving. The small group discussions focus on three critical issues relevant to clinical problem solving: the multiple dimensions of a health problem (biopathological, psychological, and socioeconomic); the use of a systematic clinical problem solving strategy to resolve these problems; and the documentation of the clinical encounter. It is proposed that educational innovations in clinical problem solving should be grounded in as much theory as possible and that medical students should practice their clinical reasoning processes during their undergraduate years through group discussion of simulated clinical cases. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Michigan State University
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting (San Francisco, California, April 1979) ; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility