SNAPPS is a learner-centered approach to case presentation in the clinical setting. This model allows the
student to take an active role in their educational encounter by discussing the patient encounter beyond the
facts, verbalizing their clinical reasoning, asking questions, and engaging in follow-up learning pertinent to the
educational encounter. This exercise is designed to develop the student’s ability to organize patient information
in a meaningful way and guide the student in their oral patient presentations in the clinical setting. Activity Learning Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
Summarize patient findings into an organized oral presentation. (WO2.3) (CO 5)
Identify their own knowledge gaps and inquire about uncertainties, difficulties, or alternative approaches to
diagnosis & treatment of a patient. (WO2.3) (CO 5)
Total Points Possible: 100
Using a patient seen in their clinical setting, students will give an oral presentation (via Kaltura) using the 6-
step learner-centered SNAPPS model to mimic a real-life presentation to the preceptor by:
Briefly summarizing the relative history and findings;
Narrowing the differential to three relevant possibilities using the pertinent positive and negative findings;
Analyzing the differential by comparing and contrasting the possibilities;
Probing the preceptor by asking questions about uncertainties, difficulties, or alternative approaches;
Identifying a treatment plan for the patient; and
Select a case-related issue for self-directed learning
In addition to the oral presentation, the student will submit the written findings of their research for the caserelated, self-directed learning topic that was identified in the presentation.
The written portion of this assignment will be submitted on the “SNAPPS Template for Written Assignment”
using appropriate evidence-based, scholarly references and using appropriate APA reference and in-text
The oral presentation must be submitted to the Week 2 discussion board before Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT. The
written portion of the assignment must be submitted on the template provided to the assignment box before
Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT. If any of the required items are missing or are submitted after the deadline, late
penalties will be applied according to the Late Assignment Policy as discussion in the Syllabus.
Preparing the presentation and paper
The oral presentation part of this assignment should be prepared using the following guidelines:
Students will present a patient seen in their clinical setting for a single, problem-focused (acute) visit.
The oral presentation will be recorded and should mimic a presentation that would be given to the preceptor.
The oral presentation must be recorded in Kaltura (slides are not required).
The presentation should be 5-7min.
The presentation should be shared with the class for viewing by posting a link in the Week 2 discussion board
To help organize your data in preparation for the presentation, it is recommended that students use the
“SNAPPS TEMPLATE FOR ORAL PRESENTATION”. This document is only a guide and is not required. It
should NOT be submitted to the discussion board or assignment box.
Students should refer to the SNAPPS videos in the Week 2 lesson as an example of the oral presentation.
As part of the patient presentation, the student must provide the following:
Chief complaint with pertinent HPI, ROS and PE findings Identification of the differential
An analysis of the differential with arguments for or against each diagnosis ranked in order from most likely to
Probing questions that were asked of the preceptor or areas of uncertainties
Novice level plan management (diagnosis, medication, education and follow-up instructions)
The student states the self-directed learning topic that they will investigate further. (NOTE: A self-directed
learning topic is something that you want to know more about that relates to the condition, but is not the
The written portion of this assignment should be prepared using the following guidelines:
The student’s findings of the self-directed learning topic must be completed on the “SNAPPS WRITTEN
The report should be between 5-7 paragraphs in length, discussing something learned from the student’s
research about the self-directed learning topic.
Correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling should be observed.
In-text citations and reference page should be written in APA format and scholarly evidence-based medicine
(EBM) references must be used.
The written report must be submitted to the Week 2 assignment box before Sunday 11:59pm MT.
SNAPPS WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT TEMPLATE (Links to an external site.)
SNAPPS ORAL PRESENTATION TEMPLATE (Links to an external site.)
A brief and concise oral summary is presented from the pertinent facts.
Narrow the Differential Diagnosis20
Three (3) diagnoses are given in the differential.
Analyze the Differential
Differential is analyzed using key positive and negative findings to argue for and against hypothes e s and the
diagnoses are ranked in order from high to low likelihood.
Probe the Preceptor
Gaps, points of confusion or dilemmas are identified in relation to the problem by identifying 3 appropriate
questions for the preceptor.
An appropriate, novice level diagnostic and therapeutic plan to manage the problem is identified and
consideration to cost, availability or patient preference is addressed .
One issue for self-directed learning as it relates to the case study is identified in the oral presentation and the
student provides written research on the self-directed learning topic . Total ASSIGNMENT Content Points= 90 pts
The oral presentation is within 5-7 minutes in length and research of the self-directed learning topic is written
submitted on the SNAPPS WRITTEN TEMPLATE, using appropriate scholarly references , in APA format.
Total FORMAT Points= 10 pts
ASSIGNMENT TOTAL= 100 points
Please refer to the “How to use Kaltura” recording below. If you have technical issues, please contact your
faculty or Tech Support. Make sure you click on the Webcam box to record in Kaltura.
For more information on Kaltura, see Resources.
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Criteria Ratings Pts