Problem-based learning (PBL) is increasingly being implemented in health sciences curricula. The focus in this chapter is on PBL programs where clinical problem-solving is a part of professional practice. The general strategies described in this chapter are also applicable to PBL tutorials in other professional education courses. Students are active participants in these programs, determining their own learning topics and constructing their understanding together. To be effective, the process requires styles of participation, interaction and learning that are different from those of traditional university classrooms. Mutual trust and support between group members, and also between the group and the tutor, is essential. In this chapter you will learn what characterises PBL and how you can make the most of the method.
|Title of host publication||Communicating in the health sciences|
|Place of Publication||South Melbourne, VIC|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||8|
|Edition||Third / 11|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|