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Problem Based Learning (PBL)

What is PBL?


Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching and learning method that helps students develop problem solving skills to deal with health care problems. Small groups of 5~6 students discuss and investigate problems with the help of multimedia and internet sources under the guidance of a tutor. This innovative teaching method fosters students¡¯ problem-solving abilities to effectively cope with unexpected situations in their future career.


How PBL Helps


   A. Enhances self-directed learning skills

       PBL encourages students to lead themselves to obtain new knowledge. This habit helps students to
       consistently learn and research for their lifetime as doctors or scholars.


   B. Maximize situation analysis & investigation skills

      Proactive participation of the students by analyzing and critical thinking, improves students¡¯ thinking ability
      and analytic skills


   C. Enhance presentation skills
      Students get to have more chances to present their ideas in front of mentor and peers during PBL. By
      cumulating the chances of talking in front of others, students can enhance presentations skills which will
      help them in various ways in the future.


   D. Provides humanistic education

      Different from classical teaching methods, PBL provides opportunity for students to build relationships in
      class and to actively communicate and discuss ideas with their peers on the ideal attitude of physicians,
      enabling them to become ethically prepared for their career in the field of Medicine.