This course will build upon the clinical reasoning skills introduced in the Fundamentals of Clinical Reasoning course, with emphasis on developing critical thinking and clinical reasoning through the utilization of illness scripts, case-based learning format. The course will focus on the use of pattern recognition, clinical algorithms, probabilistic reasoning, heuristics and biases of clinical reasoning and dealing with clinical uncertainty. The students will apply their accumulated basic and clinical science knowledge to common clinical cases they will encounter in clinical practice to develop a differential diagnosis using illness scripts. The use of standardized patients in both teaching and assessment enhances the learning process.
PREREQUISITES: Gross Anatomy and Embryology II; Spinal Biomechanics; Advanced Communication and History Taking; Physical Examination and Diagnosis