Journal article

Analysing clinical reasoning characteristics using a combined methods approach

Michele Groves, Marie-Louise Dick, Geoff McColl, Justin Bilszta

BMC MEDICAL EDUCATION | BMC | Published : 2013


BACKGROUND: Despite a major research focus on clinical reasoning over the last several decades, a method of evaluating the clinical reasoning process that is both objective and comprehensive is yet to be developed.The aim of this study was to test whether a dual approach, using two measures of clinical reasoning, the Clinical Reasoning Problem (CRP) and the Script Concordance Test (SCT), provides a valid, reliable and targeted analysis of clinical reasoning characteristics to facilitate the development of diagnostic thinking in medical students. METHODS: Three groups of participants, general practitioners, and third and fourth (final) year medical students completed 20 on-line clinical scena..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded through the University of Queensland Teaching & Learning Grant scheme. Ethical approval was obtained from the University of Queensland's Behavioural & Social Sciences Ethical Review Committee and from the University of Melbourne's Human Research Ethics Committee.