PTOR 454 – Clinical Decision Making

Dr. Rehan G. Abdelaziz

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The thought process of selecting a logical choice from the available options. When trying to make a good decision a person must weight the positives and negatives of each option, and consider all the alternatives

Course objectives :

For effective decision making, a person must be able to forecast the outcome of each option as well, and based on all these items, determine which option is the best for that particular situation.

Course description :

1- Quizzes (5 marks 5%) 2 – Assignments (5 marks 5%) 3 – Mid-term exam (10 marks 10%) 4 -oral and practical (30 marks 30%) 5 – Final exam (50 marks 50%)

Course assessment :

Medical Decision Making 2nd Edition

Recommended text books :

Sherrie H. Kaplan, Sheldon Greenfield, Barbara Gandek, William H. Rogers, and John E. Ware Jr.. \”Characteristics of physicians with participatory decision-making styles\” Annals of internal medicine 124.5 (1996). Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_ware/138 Decision making in health and medicine: integrating evidence and values‏ MGM Hunink, PP Glasziou, JE Siegel, JC Weeks… – 2001‏ ‏ Medical Decision Making 2nd Edition by Harold C. Sox , Michael C. Higgins, Douglas K. Owens…- 2013 Medical Decision Making 1st Edition by Hal Sox (Author), Marshal A. Blatt (Author), Michael C. Higgins (Author), Keith I. Marton…-2006

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