Basic sciences in problem-based learning

Esther Bergman and Ton de Goeij

in Lessons from Problem-based Learning

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583447
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594519 | DOI:
Basic sciences in problem-based learning

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Basic sciences are generally defined as the scientific foundation of clinical reasoning and medical practice. This chapter discusses basic sciences in problem-based learning (PBL). At present, Maastricht has a Z-shaped curriculum, with an emphasis on the theory and learning of fundamental aspects and basic sciences at the beginning, as well as a gradual shift of focus towards practice, application of knowledge, and clinical performance at the end. The curriculum is now divided into a bachelor phase (years 1–3) and a master phase (years 4–6).

Keywords: PBL; Maastricht University; medical education; problem-based learning; basic science; medical programme; curriculum design

Chapter.  4698 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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