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PPC I Resource Evaluation Assignment (self-directed learning)


  • Optional Assignment Help Session
    • TBD

Important Assignment Dates

  • 8/15/2022 - Assignment discussed in Population Health class
  • 11/3/2022 at 5 pm - Assignment due date. Upload the assignment into the PPC I AIMS assignment tool.

Resource Evaluation Assignment (Self-directed Learning Assignment)

Where to find the Assignment: Assignment can be found in the PPC I assignment tool in AIMS. See the Self-Directed Learning assignment.

PPC I Resource Evaluation Assignment (Self-directed Learning) Instructions

Due Date: November 3, 2022 at 5 pm. Upload completed assignment to the CANVAS PPC I assignment tool under the self-directed learning assignment.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this assignment, students will be able to:

  • Identify relevant information needed to learn to understand a clinical case.
  • Find relevant information resources.
  • Synthesize information to address the learning needs
  • Evaluate the credibility of the resources used to address the questions/learning needs.


This is an individual assignment.

Please read the clinical case information below and answer the questions that follow. You will be searching for information resources based on what you feel you need to learn in order to understand this patient’s problem. This assignment is constructed to satisfy the LCME accreditation requirement for formalized self-directed learning in the curriculum.


Using 2-3 sentences, please answer the following questions related to the case just presented.

  1. What do you need to learn to understand this patient’s problem?
  2. What are the resources you will consult for your information?
    1. List 3-4 resources and include a full citation if available.

(e.g., literature, textbooks, course notes, web site, mentors, others)

  1. What information did you find? Did your resources help address your learning needs or do you need more information?
  2. After using your resources, what do you think may be wrong with this patient?
  3. Can you provide rationale for using these resources and why you feel they are credible?
  • You will be covering concepts in the case in a future Cardiology, Pulmonology, Renal (CPR) module session in November.
  • Must use and cite 3-4 resources.
  • Optional Assignment Help Session
    • TBD from 12-1 pm -


Rubric: Grade: Pass/Fail completion grade with narrative feedback.

Self-Directed Learning Rubric



4. Faculty Comments

  1. Student assessed and listed their learning needs.

  1. Student listed the professional resources that were utilized to address their learning needs. Student analyzed and synthesized relevant information from these resources.

  1. Student appraised the credibility of the information resources.

General Comments: