Weekly Structure and Learning Activities
ACE Curriculum Weekly Structure and Learning Activities
Big Case - establishes the focus for the week. Big cases may use different approaches, including:
- Clinical presentations
- Descriptive case of disease process
- Public health challenge
- Patient panel
- Broadly related to Big Case
- Used to generate learning activities
- Ultimately relate back to Big Case
- Flipped Classroom: a variable length session in which content provided in earlier sessions (or as pre-work in the form of reading or podcast) is used in the large group setting to solve problems proposed by the instructor.
- Problem Based Learning (PBL) Sessions: typically lasting two hours, with at least two sessions per case. A major goal of these sessions is the acquisition of clinical reasoning skills and includes instruction in clinical tests and imaging.
- Case Based Collaborative Learning (CBCL) Sessions: a three-hour block constructed as a 60-90 minute small group paired with a large group session to follow up and extend the small group content. The overall goal of these sessions is the utilization of previously acquired content to address a clinical problem (case).
- Lecture: standard 50 minute lectures that are used to provide carefully selected content that is necessary for addressing case
- Clinical Skills and Simulation Labs: sessions of variable length to instruct, practice and assess clinical skills based on the big case of the week.
- Cadaver Anatomy Labs: cadaver labs will be one part of anatomy content, in addition to medical imaging and living anatomy.
Last modified: Jun 23, 2016