A novel educational tool for teaching diagnostic reasoning and laboratory data interpretation to veterinary (and medical) students.

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2011-03-01
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Danielson, Jared
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Bender, Holly
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Veterinary Pathology
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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.

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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.

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