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Suitability: Answer type is appropriate if you want the student to think about and consider findings and the corresponding differential diagnoses throughout the course of a case.

Advantage: Assists the student in the process of clinical reasoning.

Disadvantage: This is a complex answer type, therefore it is advisable to give the student accurate instructions.

According to the desired difficulty, you can decide whether you want to provide only findings or findings and hypotheses (differential diagnoses).

  • Provide only findings (Choose “Hypotheses not preset” in the drop-down menu)
    The student has to make his or her own hypotheses and is asked to rate the correlations between findings and hypotheses (+++ means very strong correlation, - - - means very low correlation, etc.).
  • Provide findings and hypotheses (Choose “Hypotheses preset” in the drop-down menu)
    The student will only be asked to rate the correlations between findings and hypotheses.

The system provides the possibility to adjust the difficulty by altering the number of correlations (+++ to —. ++ to –, + to -).


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