Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Vol. 13, No. 2, 2006, pp. 7-10
Bioline Code: mj06016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2006, pp. 7-10
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ABOUT CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL CONFERENCE AND ITS' PRACTICE IN THE SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, USM|
The clinicopathological conference, popularly known as CPC primarily relies on case method of teaching medicine. It is a teaching tool that illustrates the logical, measured consideration of a differential diagnosis used to evaluate patients. The process involves case presentation, diagnostic data, discussion of differential diagnosis, logically narrowing the list to few selected probable diagnoses and eventually reaching a final diagnosis and its brief discussion. The idea was first practiced in Boston, back in 1900 by a Harvard internist, Dr. Richard C. Cabot who practiced this as an informal discussion session in his private office. Dr. Cabot incepted this from a resident, who in turn had received the idea from a roommate, primarily a law student.
Clinicopathological conference, medical eduction, medical school, University Sains Malaysia.
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