Case Studies

Asked to write a case study? Unsure where to start?  Case studies vary in length and detail depending on whether they are purely for reflection, to present to your team or for a university project. Read the marking scheme.
Ultimately you need to consider:
  • Introduction
  • Case Report
  • Clinical reasoning and underlying mechanisms
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
Find below a mixture of case studies including examiner’s comments and marks.. Look at good and bad examples to highlight differences and so that you can avoid the same mistakes!!!

 

Acupuncture 

Acupuncture case report and evaluation of literature: Acute inflammation of an underlying chronic Achilles tendinopathy.    (Postgraduate: graded 60%)

Acupuncture case report and evaluation of literature: Chronic thoracic pains following a T12 wedge fracture. (Post graduate FAIL 38%)

Neck

Cervical Spondylosis

Shoulder

Rotator Cuff Syndrome

Elbow

Lateral Epicondylalgia (Tennis elbow)

Hip

Hamstring : Grade II

Foot

Achilles Tendon Rupture

Other Web Resources

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