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ERIC Number: EJ943691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1479-7860
Using Clinical Gait Case Studies to Enhance Learning in Biomechanics
Chester, Victoria
Bioscience Education, v17 Article 6 Jun 2011
Clinical case studies facilitate the development of clinical reasoning strategies through knowledge and integration of the basic sciences. Case studies have been shown to be more effective in developing problem-solving abilities than the traditional lecture format. To enhance the learning experiences of students in biomechanics, clinical case studies were implemented. Gait data and motion capture images from patients with neuromuscular disorders were provided to third year students. Group discussions focused on establishing the causes of identified movement deviations based on biomechanical data and clinical data. Groups then prepared a treatment plan for each patient. The solutions from each group were then compared to the final decision made by the medical team supervising the patient's treatment. The case study approach was successfully implemented and informal feedback was very positive. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada