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Mapping and Validating Diagnostic Reasoning through Interactive Case Creation
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, , , , McGill University, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This study presents an innovative medical case validation activity modeled on the case presentation practice commonly performed by physicians. Case development work for BioWorld (a computer-based learning environment) led us to note significant differences in the thinking involved in complex case solution. Data on the case creation phase demonstrated both validity and reliability issues when working with medical staff and students. This lack of consistency forced us to address the issue of validity and reliability of solutions in a more systematic manner. We are developing a methodology that addresses both knowledge elicitation as well as knowledge validation in the context of case creation in medical education. This study examines the effectiveness of explicit visual representations of diagnostic thinking as support tools for reflecting on and validating case resolution.

Citation

Gauthier, G., Lajoie, S., Richard, S. & Wiseman, J. (2007). Mapping and Validating Diagnostic Reasoning through Interactive Case Creation. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2553-2562). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 19, 2019 from .

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