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ERIC Number: EJ915929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Case Report Writing in a Doctor of Physical Therapy Education Program: A Case Study
Fillyaw, Michael J.
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v11 n1 p139-154 Jan 2011
Case reports are an established form of scholarship used for teaching and learning in medicine and health care, but there are few examples of the teaching and learning activities used to prepare students to write a case report. This report describes the implementation of two courses that prepare physical therapy students to write and disseminate a patient/client centered case report. The first course is taught in a distance-learning format and is taken concurrently with a 12-week clinical experience where the student collects case data from a patient/client who consents to be the subject of the report. The second course is campus-based and supports the student's dissemination of the case report as a manuscript and oral and poster presentations. After three years, we have experienced widespread support from the students, patients/clients, and clinics. Factors that may have contributed to the students' positive experiences include course organization, student engagement, and support of the instructor, peers, and clinical community. This information can assist educators in all professional health care disciplines to establish or modify courses that prepare students to write case reports. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A