Case structure

The case structure on the left of the screen page provides an overview over the chapters, sub-chapters and single cards of the case.

How to design the case structure

  • For a good overview it is helpful to devide the case into chapters. These can typically be called: Welcome, Introduction, First impression, Anamnesis, Diagnostic investigation, Diagnosis, Therapy, Epicrisis, End.
  • Then you can assign cards to the chapters. Here it is reasonable to favor meaningful names over formal ones (e.g. “Neurological deficit” instead of “Finding 1”). This not only increases motivation but also helps the author and the learner to find card more easily afterwards.
  • For psychological reasons keep the length of the case appropriate. Too many cards may have an negative impact on motivation, too much content on a single page also. As a guideline we recommend not to exeed the estimated length of one hour to work on the case.

If there is too much content, better make two cases out of it  (e.g. with a different focus).

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