Problem-Based Learning as an Effective Learning Tool in Community Medicine: Initiative in a Private Medical College of a Developing Country

@inproceedings{Joseph2016ProblemBasedLA,
  title={Problem-Based Learning as an Effective Learning Tool in Community Medicine: Initiative in a Private Medical College of a Developing Country},
  author={Nitin Joseph and Sharada Rai and Deepak R Madi and K Gopalkrishna Bhat and Shashidhar M. Kotian and Supriya Kantharaju},
  booktitle={Indian journal of community medicine : official publication of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Knowledge of community medicine is essential for health care professionals to function as efficient primary health care physicians. Medical students learning Community Medicine as a subject are expected to be competent in critical thinking and generic skills so as to analyze community health problems better. However, current teaching by didactic lectures fails to develop these essential skills. Problem-based learning (PBL) could be an effective strategy in this respect. This study… CONTINUE READING