A novel approach to problem-based learning in a paramedicine programme

Nicole Mitchell, Phillip Ebbs, Sam Burbidge

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Background: Many paramedicine, nursing and medicine programmes use problem-based learning (PBL) to help bridge the gap between clinical theory and real-world practice. Aim: This paper describes a novel approach to PBL that has been used in a large, university-based paramedicine programme.
Methods: Over a 3-year period, an applied pharmacology tutorial was progressively redesigned by a cross-disciplinary team of practising paramedic, pharmacy and educational design academics.
Findings: A multi-space approach to PBL is described in six stages. Discussion: The pedagogical basis of the approach is examined. Strategies used within this subject are recommended for further evaluation and consideration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-40
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Paramedic Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2019


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