Aquifer Integrated Illness Scripts are designed specifically to promote cognitive integration and provide a framework for learners to link basic science and clinical knowledge. Building on the traditional illness script format, Integrated Illness Scripts (IIS) embed basic science core concepts and causal mechanisms within each clinical feature and display the connections visually through Mechanism of Disease Maps.

From the Classroom to the Clinic

Integrated Illness Scripts are designed to benefit teachers and students in a variety of settings. IIS are appropriate for multiple levels of medical and health professions learners.

Basic Science

Scripts deliver clinical content to science classrooms, providing clinical relevance that makes content stick.

Clinical Learning

Understanding basic science causal mechanisms helps clinical students make better, safer clinical decisions.

Faculty & Clinicians

Easy access to science and clinical content allows faculty in any discipline to help students make connections—and enhance their own understanding.

Find the Right Fit: Content Mapping Guides

Wondering where Integrated Illness Scripts will fit in your course or curriculum? Explore our guides to find out which currently available scripts cover your clinical or basic science discipline.

Educator Resources

Educator Resources

If your program has access to Integrated Illness Scripts, you can find deep resources in the Sciences Educator Resources section of your Aquifer account to help you make the best use of the scripts. Explore our:

  • Educator Guide
  • Integrated Learning Sessions (includes a facilitator’s guide, student handout, and answer key)