Not an Old Person's Disease The overall goal of this case is to introduce students to the genetic basis of cancer while teaching them about melanoma. The fictional protagonist of the case is year-old Judy. Fair-haired and fair-skinned, Judy covets the kind of suntan that her f This case study follows a young couple that is consulting with a genetic counselor about their plans to have a child.
|Guidelines – Case Studies | Medical Student Research Journal||The corresponding author should indicate clearly whether his or her e-mail address can be published. Corresponding author s is indicated with asterisk by name in author listing; the medical students should be corresponding author.|
|Case Studies - Eberly Center - Carnegie Mellon University||David is a track athlete on his high school team, and reports accidentally tripping and falling on his left leg during practice about the same time the pain began.|
Print Version Case studies are stories that are used as a teaching tool to show the application of a theory or concept to real situations. Dependent on the goal they are meant to fulfill, cases can be fact-driven and deductive where there is a correct answer, or they can be context driven where multiple solutions are possible.
Various disciplines have employed case studies, including humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, law, business, and medicine.
Good cases generally have the following features: Instructors can create their own cases or can find cases that already exist. The following are some things to keep in mind when creating a case: What do you want students to learn from the discussion of the case?
What do they already know that applies to the case? What are the issues that may be raised in discussion? How will the case and discussion be introduced?
What preparation is expected of students? Do they need to read the case ahead of time? What directions do you need to provide students regarding what they are supposed to do and accomplish? Do you need to divide students into groups or will they discuss as the whole class?
Are you going to use role-playing or facilitators or record keepers? What are the opening questions? How much time is needed for students to discuss the case? How will you evaluate students? A POD workshop session in Fall provides one example of the use of case studies, together with three case studies developed especially for that workshop.
To find other cases that already exist, try the following websites: SUNY-Buffalo maintains this set of links to other case studies on the web in disciplines ranging from engineering and ethics to sociology and business.Each month, a case and a series of questions can be emailed to interested individuals weeks in advance of publication.
Guidelines – Case Studies.
Case Reports are an in-depth study of one individual. Case Series are reports involving more than 1 and no more than 5 patients of a similar situation.
A selection of medical ethics cases designed to help determine whether medicine is the correct calling for pre-medical students.
Case Studies The Department of Pathology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has formatted many pathology cases for online viewing. The case database is growing constantly, with several members of the department and residents contributing cases on a regular basis.
Find a Doctor. Find a doctor at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center or Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. Case studies are an invaluable record of the clinical practices of a profession.
While case studies cannot provide specific guidance for the management of successive patients, they are a record of clinical interactions which help us to frame questions for more rigorously designed clinical studies.