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Virtual Patient Case #3: Mr. Clarence Malone - Chief Diagnosis: Dementia/Depression

Virtual Patient Case #3: Mr. Clarence Malone - Chief Diagnosis: Dementia/Depression

Medical College of Wisconsin
AAMC/John A. Hartford Foundation
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
John A. Hartford Foundation
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Virtual Patient Case #3 is the third in a five part series. This is a CD-ROM containing short video clips of Mr. Malone from age 70 age 85. The clips show progression of dementia with coincident depression, degenerative joint disease, and carotid artery disease. Also included are screening tests, radiograph images, still pictures, a Doppler study and reports providing an array of resources for instructors to use to incorporate geriatrics into their teaching. To facilitate access to these audio/visual resources, these files are indexed by basic science courses, clinical rotations, and an additional 50+ other topics.

Educational objectives: 

Geriatric patients are a wonderful resource for illustrating key basic science and clinical concepts. By incorporating these learning objects into your instructional materials, we hope to achieve our ultimate goal: to provide needed exposure to issues commonly encountered with aging patients not only acutely, but life long. We hope that these easily accessible learning objects will enable you to use your creativity as a teacher to make our "virtual patients"; come alive, thereby improving the care for geriatric patients.

To integrate the AGS's Basic Competencies for Care of Older Patients (Attitudes, Knowledge, Skills) as a longitudinal thread throughout the medical student curriculum or in discrete teaching interactions by adding these case-based image resources to existing instruction. Particular emphasis focuses on:

  1. Care Giver Stress
  2. Carotid Artery Disease
  3. Dementia
  4. Depression
  5. Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
  6. Hypertension
  7. Interdisciplinary Teams
  8. Parkinson's Disease
  9. Prevention
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This case was created for use with medical students. It could also be used with practicing physicians. Learning environments where this case could be used include the Classroom, a Focus Group, Image Source File, Small Groups, Case Studies

This individual Virtual Patient case for Mr. Malone can be downloaded above (click Mr Malone CD Image). Once you have downloaded the CD image, follow the instructions in the help column above.

The Virtual Patient Cases can also be purchased individually or as a series. For more information, please visit our website at

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 3:58pm
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Edmund Duthie

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Virtual Patient Case #3: Mr. Clarence Malone - Chief Diagnosis: Dementia/Depression. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: