Case Study, Diagnosis, Real World Example

Post-Travel Diagnosis

Author Chandana Balasubramanian , 26-Apr-2023

The Post-Travel Diagnosis Lesson Plan by GIDEON aims to equip students with the skills to perform differential diagnosis while considering the patient’s travel history as an important diagnostic tool. Upon completing the lesson, students will be able to include patient travel history as part of their diagnostic toolkit and understand the significance of travel as a “fifth vital sign” for diagnosis. The lesson involves working on a real event-based case study of diagnosing Legionnaires’ disease when malaria was initially suspected.


About the Lesson Plan

This Lesson Features:

  • Lesson Outcomes & Overview
  • Initial Discussion Prompts
  • Worksheet 1 for Diagnosing Without Travel History
  • Worksheet 2 for Diagnosing With Patient’s Travel History
  • Answer Key
    • Correct Diagnosis
    • Real-Life Story of How the Diagnosis Was Made in the Clinic
    • Brief Summary About Misdiagnosing Legionellosis
  • GIDEON Diagnose Module Walkthrough


GIDEON Module Highlighted in the Lesson:

This lesson plan utilizes GIDEON’s Diagnose Module to assist with generating and checking differential diagnoses for the outlined medical scenario.

Chandana Balasubramanian

Chandana Balasubramanian is an experienced healthcare executive who writes on the intersection of healthcare and technology. She is the President of Global Insight Advisory Network, and has a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.