Case Files

Teaching Cases

An unrivaled collection of peer reviewed clinical cases designed specifically for active teaching and learning

Case Files Overview!

Content Features

Our collection of cases spans the curriculum and each case has multiple components, each designed to support contextual learning.
Case listing
Case overview
Educational Objectives
Curricular Map
Case Questions
Instructional Resources
Case listing

  • Each case features a pre-clinical and clinical version, depending on where you are teaching within your curriculum.
  • All case listings include the disease, along with the related basic sciences.

Case overview

  • Provides a synopsis of the patient case that outlines the learning focus of each session.
  • Teaching Notes provide guidelines for how to facilitate meaningful discussions about the case.
  • Key Themes of the case provide an overview of the concepts related to the case.

Educational Objectives

  • Offers a blueprint to define the expected student learning goals.

Curricular Map

  • Provides a listing of related disciplines, systems, competencies and key themes.

Case Questions

  • Thought questions to stimulate class discussion
  • Directed questions to lead students through the discovery
    process
  • Comprehensive quiz for each case to gauge overall learning

Instructional Resources

  • Provides multi-media general guidelines for how to maximize the teaching and learning experience.

Software Features

Our intuitive platform supports your teaching efforts with the flexibility, functionality and reporting you need to provide an optimal teaching and learning experience.
Search, view and share
Control flow of information
Present in class
Engage students online
Comprehensive quiz for every case
Student reports
Search, view and share

  • Search the collection of cases by disease, organ system or competency
  • Faculty can view cases on their own and decide which questions to share with students

Control flow of information

  • Once a case is shared, students can view it on their own inside or outside of the classroom
    • Provides the ability to turn on and off content (questions and corresponding answers), based on the needs of a particular classroom or teaching environment

Present in class

  • The "present" mode allows faculty to display the case in class; students are only able to see the necessary baseline information on the screen.
  • Instructors can see extra "faculty only" information while presenting the case to the class

Engage students online

  • Students can participate in an online discussion board to make learning more active and multi-modal

Comprehensive quiz for every case

  • Results from the comprehensive quiz outputs to a standard document that can easily be uploaded into a Learning Management System

Student reports

  • Students get a detailed snapshot of their performance
  • Faculty receive a summary view of the class performance and they can drill down to see student level performance data