Length: 1 Hour or Less
Discipline: Biological Sciences
Level: Intermediate (majors and non-majors)
Author: Robert Tallitsch

“Susan presents herself to her family physician for a routine physical. During the physical examination Susan explains that she has been having recurring pain and slight muscle spasms (probably secondary¬†to the pain) in her back and down into her left leg.
Susan is examined by her family physician, who makes an incorrect initial diagnosis. Following a lack of response to physical therapy and injections, Susan is referred to an orthopedic surgeon and a neurologist.
Students are asked to explain why the family physician made an incorrect initial diagnosis, as well as present a theory regarding a correct diagnosis. Students are also asked to answer several anatomically-related questions.”

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