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History of problem-based learning in medical education

Harry Hillen, Albert Scherpbier and Wynand Wijnen

in Lessons from Problem-based Learning

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583447
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594519 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583447.003.0002
History of problem-based learning in medical education

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The Faculty of Medicine was founded in 1974, as the first faculty of the new University of Maastricht. From the outset, problem-based learning (PBL) has been the trademark of the university and the Faculty of Medicine. Other faculties were established later (from 1977 onwards) and followed suit by adopting PBL as their primary method of learning. This chapter concentrates on the history of PBL within the (former) Faculty of Medicine, which today has merged with the Faculty of Health Sciences into the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.

Keywords: PBL; Maastricht University; Faculty of Medicine; problem-based learning

Chapter.  3844 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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