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Problem-based learning: Where are we now? Guide supplement 36.3 - Practical Application.
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PMID:  23205516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Background: Problem-based learning (PBL) is a well used educational strategy, more frequently used in the pre-clinical phase rather than the clinical phase of medical student learning. This practical application explores its use in a Family Medicine undergraduate clerkship. Method: The PBL application is described during a 10- week rotation in Family Medicine for final year medical students. 217 students were asked to rank 24 statements describing their PBL experience on a five-point Likert scale. The grading was supplemented by one qualitative question. The clinical tutors were asked to write an evaluation statement on their experience. Evaluation: The educational process was rated highly by students and faculty as a valuable learning methodology that enhanced their knowledge and understanding of patient problems, providing them with a more holistic approach to care. Conclusions: It would appear that PBL is infrequently used during clinical learning and specifically not in a Family Medicine clerkship. This small study supports its value to both student and faculty.
Authors:
Nabil Sulaiman; Hossam Hamdy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical teacher     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1466-187X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Teach     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909593     Medline TA:  Med Teach     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Family and Community Medicine and Behavioral Sciences, University of Sharjah , United Arab Emirates.
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