Campus Units

Veterinary Pathology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

3-2011

Journal or Book Title

Clinics in Laboratory Medicine

Volume

31

Issue

1

First Page

201

Last Page

215

DOI

10.1016/j.cll.2010.10.007

Abstract

The Diagnostic Pathfinder was designed to help students learn diagnostic problem solving by supporting them in explaining relationships among history and physical examination findings, data abnormalities, and the underlying mechanisms of disease. The Pathfinder has been used to teach diagnostic problem solving to veterinary students since 2001 and is currently in use at 10 colleges of veterinary medicine. This article describes how the Pathfinder works and summarizes results from studies exploring the effect of Pathfinder use on learning and satisfaction. Pathfinder characteristics are described in terms of their influence on cognitive load, and strategies are provided for effective implementation.

Comments

this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Clinics in Laboratory Medicine. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, 2011, 31(1); 201-215. doi: 10.1016/j.cll.2010.10.007.

Copyright Owner

Elsevier Inc

Language

e

File Format

application/pdf