Title : Clinical Presentation Curriculum (CPC), an approach to match clinical teaching with clinical practice
Teaching clinical disciplines in the classical way ( disease-oriented) is the usual way ,which is used in most medical and nursing schools. Even in case of conducting lectures in the form of interactive way, still there is a gap between what is taught to students and what they are going to face in their future career. When a lecture is planned to be conducted about acute appendicitis, it will be more or less in the format of ( title : acute appendicitis, then definition ,etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms and signs, investigations , differential diagnosis, complications and finally management. But in real life ,patient will come to out-patient clinic or emergency room complaining of acute abdominal pain associated with other symptoms such as anorexia ,nausea ,vomiting and fever . if we analyze the way of lecturing the topics to student , we will find that there is no matching between lectures in clinical teaching and what the students will face in their clinical practice. So if we conduct the teaching in a way similar to what the patient will present to health professionals asking for help ,we will teach and train physicians and nurses in a way that make them able to analyze the symptoms of patients ( presentation) based on what he/she learned through clinical presentation curriculum. This way of clinical reasoning will lead to improvement in their diagnostic accuracy. CPC is an approach that match clinical teaching with clinical practice.