Developing Clinical Reasoning Activities for Students
Critical thinking, problem solving, and/or clinical reasoning have long been difficult concepts to teach novices. Many experts who have keen reasoning skills are unable to explain, let alone teach, the mental processes they use to quickly analyze a situation and produce a short list of sound hypotheses.
In the medical world, lack of advanced clinical reasoning skills can lead to life-threatening misdiagnoses, but the same can be said of any field where mistakes in reasoning can lead to critical errors.
Goals and Objectives:
In this session we will:
- Present a clinical reasoning reiterative process adapted to veterinary medicine.
- Participate in activities we have developed, to train students in this important skill from year 1 of the 4-year program.