Clinical Reasoning in Medicine: Student Learning Outcomes

UNR Med Year 3 Structure

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the 2 main types of clinical reasoning physicians use.
  2. Discuss the definition of an illness script and why it is important to clinical reasoning
  3. Transform a patient's story into a meaningful clinical problem - a problem representation.
  4. List several classic diagnostic errors and how to avoid them.
  5. Display advanced clinical reasoning with an unknown problem and chief complaint
  6. Prioritize diagnostic testing for a virtual patient in small groups.
  7. Perform a hypothesis driven, focused history.
  8. Perform a hypothesis driven, focused physical examination.
  9. Practice formulating a differential diagnosis, assessment and a prioritized plan for the standardized patient.
  10. Demonstrate familiarity with the encounter form used for SP testing and USMLE testing.
  11. Demonstrate understanding of the communication rating scale instrument.
  12. Gather a focused history and physical examination in a timed simulated testing environment.
  13. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
  14. Type a patient note in a timed, simulated testing environment.
  15. Critically examine and reflect on your encounter to improve future performance.