i-Human Patients® Cases

Comprehensive simulated patient encounters.

Development and assessment of diagnostic reasoning skills requires problem-specific solutions, knowledge, and experience linked directly to presenting symptoms and diseases. Mastery of these skills also requires objective evidence-based feedback, active engagement and hundreds of encounters representing a broad variety and complexity of problems. We believe that these requirements are best achieved through computer-based diagnostic decision simulations.

Choose the case approach that best meets your needs.

Over 500 Published Cases Available

Select from free "Share and Share-Alike" cases and "Premium" cases sponsored by the AMA, Reliance Foundation and others

Author Your Own Cases

Create your own cases using our point-and-click online authoring system

Make Derivative Works of Existing "Share and Share-Alike" Cases

Create & share derivative works under a Creative Commons “Share & Share Alike” license

“Share and Share Alike” Cases

Cases developed with no sponsorship and made freely available to subscribers of the i-Human Patients Case Player under the Creative Commons License "Share and Share Alike."

Premium Cases

These are peer reviewed cases developed by clinicians, educators, and leading medical institutions under the financial sponsorship of a third party, such as the American Medical Association and Reliance Foundation for a nominal subscription fee.

Create Custom Cases

Define learning and assessment objectives for any clinical experience level. Create your own simulated patient cases using our point-and-click authoring system. Access to thousands of medical media assets from our repository including ECGs, radiographs, histopathology slides, illustrations, or upload and use your own. Embed assessment rubrics (MCQ, T/F, matching, concept diagrams) and learning exercises related to the clinical and/or basic science concepts underlying the case. Retain our clinical educators to help develop, customize and quality assure your cases.

Create and Share Derivative Works

Use our point-and-click authoring system to customize existing cases to specific institutional needs, when permitted by the original author’s Creative Commons License. Custom or derivative works may be shared with other subscribing institutions, if desired.

Standard Cases

Number of cases by body system

We offer more than 115 standard share and share alike and premium cases to subscribers.

VIEW SYMPTOM TO DIAGNOSIS CASES

Sampling of “Share and Share Alike” and “Premium” case topics available to i-Human Patients subscribers:

Selected Chief Complaints & Symptoms
Abdominal discomfort and ankle swelling
Abdominal discomfort/fatigue/muscle pain
Abnormal liver enzymes
Abdominal pain and fever
Abdominal pain with confusion
Acute abdominal pain
Acute chest pain
Acute chest pressure and diaphoresis
Acute kidney injury
Acute neurological deficit
Acute onset chest pain and dyspnea
Acute severe sharp stabbing chest pain
Altered level of consciousness
Altered mental status
Anemia
Anorexia
Arm weakness
Back pain
Back and abdominal pain
Back pain/orthopnea/DOE/night sweats
Breast lump
Chest pain – pleuritic
Chest pain – reproducible
Chest pain – tearing
Chest pain – unrelieved
Chest pain with exertion
Chronic cough and fatigue
Coffee – ground vomit
Colicky abdominal pain
Confusion and fatigue
Confusion – progressive
Cough and fever
Decreased urine output
Delirium
Depression
Diarrhea
Diarrhea with fever and abdominal pain
Difficulty swallowing
Dizziness
Dyspnea – acute
Dyspnea – chronic progressive
Dyspnea – exertional
Dyspnea and fatigue
Dyspnea with productive cough
Dyspnea with weight gain
Dysuria
Dysuria and vaginal discharge
Exertional chest pressure
Fatigue
Fatigue and malaise
Fatigue/anorexia and RUQ abdominal pain
Fatigue/myalgia/dyspnea and fever
Fatigue with increased urination
Fever
Fever/chills/new onset facial droop
Groin pain
Headache
Hematemesis
Hematochezia
Heart pounding and fatigue
High blood pressure
High blood pressure refractory to Rx
Hyponatremia
Incontinence
Increased fatigue and dyspnea
Infertility
Joint pain
Knee pain
Lightheadedness
Lower abdominal and testicular pain
Left upper quadrant (LUQ) pain
Muscle pain
Nausea and fatigue
Nausea and vomiting
Near syncope
Palpitations/fatigue/dyspnea
Persistent dry cough
Progressive fatigue with dyspnea
Progressive weakness with fatigue
Rash
Rash; progressive fever/malaise
Recent weight loss
Rectal bleeding
Right flank pain/fever/nausea and recurrent vomiting
Sore throat
Stomach discomfort/fatigue and melena
Swollen hands and feet
Syncope
Term pregnancy/dyspnea
Vertigo

Selected Diagnoses
Acute appendicitis
Acute infectious gastroenteritis
Acute kidney injury
Acute mesenteric ischemia
Acute mitral regurgitation
Acute myocardial infarction
Acute pyelonephritis
Acute renal failure
Adjustment disorder
Alcohol abuse
Alcoholic cirrhosis
Alzheimer's disease
Angiodysplasia
Anorexia nervosa
Aortic dissection
Aortic stenosis
Aortoenteric fistula
Atrial fibrillation
Atrial septal defect
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)
Bipolar disorder
Borderline personality disorder
Breast cancer
Cardiac arrest – ventricular fibrillation
Celiac disease
Choledocholithiasis
Chronic renal failure
Colon cancer
Congestive heart failure
Conversion disorder
COPD/emphysema with cor pulmonale
Costochondritis
Depression
Diabetes mellitus type I
Diabetes mellitus type II
Diabetic ketoacidosis
Displaced ovaries secondary to abdominal adhesions
Diverticulitis
Endocarditis
Esophageal neoplasm
Esophageal varices
Essential hypertension
Gonorrhea
Gout
Gram negative diarrhea
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis
Group A streptococcal pharyngitis
Heart failure
Hemorrhagic stroke
Hepatitis
Herniated lumbar disk
HIV
Hypertension
Hyponatremia
Incarcerated hernia
Influenza
Infectious colitis
Iron deficiency anemia
Lateral medullary infarct
Metastatic cancer
Migraine
Multiple myeloma
Multiple sclerosis
Myocardial infarction
Myocardial infarction progressing to ventricular fibrillation
Obsessive – compulsive disorder (OCD)
Osteoarthritis
Osteomyelitis
Panic disorder
Peptic ulcer disease
Peripartum cardiomyopahty
Pneumonia
Primary aldosteronism
PTSD
Pulmonary embolism
Pyelonephritis
Renal artery stenosis
Schizophrenia
Septic shock
SIADH
Sickle cell anemia
Small-bowel obstruction
Stable angina
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Systemic lupus erythematosus
T-Cell lymphoma
Thoracic aortic dissection
Vertebral compression fracture - metastatic cancer
Unstable angina
Wegener’s granulomatosis