Applied Strategy: Case Studies
The aim of this activity is to apply pathophysiology knowledge to a clinical context, helping students construct a holistic understanding of their future clients in various contexts. It provides opportunity for more authentic, contextualized practice of procedural skills and for students to develop empathy for their future clients. Can be combined with the reverse case activity where students play the role of the client they have created themselves for a deeper experience, or using teacher created cases and simulations for a simpler/shorter lab experience. I have used the second variety for a cross-course lab simulation where nursing students played the role of the client with my physiotherapy technology students, which adds an interprofessional education element to the activity for all students involved.
This activity can be done individually or be paired with DIY case building: Reverse cases for lung pathologies and Rough draft workshop: group peer assessment jigsaw activity for case study or procedural writing.
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