Clinical Reasoning Case Studies Project

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Course Description:

Welcome to Temple University's Clinical Reasoning Case project. This project was created for the students at Temple University in Philidelphia, and is part of the Orthopaedic curriculum. This project is a component of the Orthopaedic Coursework in both the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and  The Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency at Temple University.

Project dates

April 1 2013

Course Instructors:

Scott Burns


Using real clinical cases during their clinical affiliations or mentoring hours, clinical reasoning strategies and principles will be explored using the HOAC II model ( and the Physical Therapy and Clinical Reasoning and Reflection Tool.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students will perform one in-depth case analysis using both models of clinical reasoning during their clinical affiliation with the Temple Faculty PT Practice. They will outline usage of both models and relative strengths/weaknesses associated with each during the early clinical reasoning stages. 

The goal of this project is to foster clinical reasoning skills in novice professionals and students in a real-world clinical environment. 

Case Studies

Below are links to the case studies created during this project.