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case study

n.
A detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena.
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case study

EBM
(1) An in-depth analysis and systematic description of one patient or group of similar patients to promote a detailed understanding of their circumstances.
(2) Research exploring the behaviour and experiences of an individual, group, organisation, community, nation or event. Case studies enable researchers to open up wider issues around their chosen subject

Epidemiology
An uncontrolled (prospective) or retrospective observational study involving an intervention and outcome in a single patient.
 
Medspeak
A description of an experience with a clinical practice innovation project that yields lessons that may be of interest to others.
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case study

Anecdotal report, single case report Epidemiology An uncontrolled–prospective or retrospective observational study involving an intervention and outcome in a single Pt
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In the third part of the case-study approach, the students were required to submit individual written responses to the questions discussed in class.
We administered a survey towards the end of the semester to assess student perceptions of our group case-study approach.
The survey results demonstrate that students had positive attitudes towards the group case-study approach.
Overall, students felt that that the case-study approach helped them develop communication skills and apply conceptual material to real-world situations.
The survey results, our observations, peer observations, and students' comments suggest the effectiveness of the group case-study approach described in this paper.
We used our group case-study approach in a way that challenged students' thinking and allowed them to understand and apply course concepts to real-life scenarios.
We hope the discussion of this group case-study approach will encourage instructors to consider adopting this method or its characteristics as suitable to their pedagogical needs.
As we enter the second year of the NICP study, counselor and parent perceptions from the emerging case-study data are exciting.