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Definition of PBL

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Dr2010, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Dr2010

    Dr2010 Senior Member
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    Is PBL what I think it is? Problem Based Learning? Wow that is sweet, do we actually read about cases and deduce a diagnosis for the patient. If so that is awesome, what are some of the other types of systems?
     
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  3. Southpawz

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    Another type of system is spoon feeding

    Although most med schools are trying to move out of this method of teaching now.
     
  4. Skeptrix

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    taken from the John Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) website:

    Curriculum Features and
    Learning Methods

    The PBL curriculum has the following key features:

    Knowledge is acquired in problem-based modules.
    Self-directed learning is fostered in small group tutorials.
    Students are actively involved in the learning process, not simply passive recipients of information.
    The small group leaders function as facilitators of learning.
    Content experts function as resources to the learning process.
    Laboratory exercises, demonstrations, the library, and audio-visual computer centers supplement faculty input.
    Basic sciences are learned in the context of solving clinical problems.
    There are few discipline-specific courses.
    Students are trained to think critically and to evaluate new information and research data.
    Evaluation of students is based on competence in a variety of problem-solving exercises.

    ome of the learning method terms frequently utilized are:

    Self-directed learning
    Problem-based learning (not to be confused with problem-solving)
    Small group learning (tutorials)
    Community-oriented learning
    Student-centered learning (as opposed to teacher-centered learning)


    ...i'm looking forward to learning in a PBL environment if i get in JABSOM hopefully :thumbup:
     
  5. rugtrousers

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    It's good to know about the different type of curricula, but dude, you're not (or I should say, you shouldn't) pick a school based on its curriculum. In the end, it is almost irrelevant. I go to a school that has some PBL, where the thought is that all-PBL is a bad idea. You end up learning through cases when you haven't established a firm background in any given area, and you don't pick up all of the important concepts.
     

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