In some cases, it can be useful to produce a case description for the students to base their work on. In the box to the right you can find examples of templates used by practice and teachers. Case descriptions should take the following into account:
Description of the Challenge
The challenge description must help the students draw up a problem statement for developing suggested solutions. The challenge should address practice and one or more health professional areas. The challenge description should be general, enabling the students to draw up their own problem statement. The description must contain a concrete challenge and may further describe aspects of the background.
Has Someone Worked on the Challenge Already?
Describe whether someone has worked on the challenge already. Did they e.g. produce documentation, develop prototypes etc.?
Expected Use of Resources
Describe how many students may be offered access to practice. If no students can be given access, describe which key members of staff may be available. This part of the description may also contain information on locations such as laboratories etc.
Short Presentation of the Case Provider
Short presentation of the case provider (firm or organisation). Include contact information.
The Students’ Contact Person(s) in the Organisation
The students are affiliated with a series of contact persons who are available for questions.