Doing and Understanding: Use of Case Studies for Health Informatics Education and Training

Cynthia LeRouge (Saint Louis University, USA), Herman Tolentino (Centers of Disease Control & Prevention, USA), Sherrilynne Fuller (University of Washington, USA), and Allison Tuma (Saint Louis University, USA)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 34
EISBN13: 9781466641365|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2671-3.ch001
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This chapter provides an introduction to the pedagogy of using the case method particularly for instruction in the health informatics context. The thoughts and insights shared in this chapter are inspired by basic theories, published methods, and lessons learned from the authors’ collective experiences. They illustrate the case teaching experience by engaging the reader in an exercise to highlight the basic phases of the case method process and challenges of the process. The case referenced in this exercise (provided in the Appendix to this chapter) has been used on multiple occasions by authors of this chapter, and they draw on their experiences in using this case to illustrate points throughout the exercise. The authors close the chapter by providing the reader with strategies and considerations in using the case method.
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