Problem-based learning in osteopathic education

  • François Lalonde
    Département de kinésiologie, Université de Montréal, CEPSUM, 2100, boul. Édouard-Montpetit, Bureau 8202, C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec H3C 3J7, Canada.
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Montréal, Québec, Canada
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      Problem-based learning (PBL) is commonly used in medical schools across the globe. PBL is defined as a problem or case study presented to a small group of students. The problem is usually a description of a phenomena or situation that a professional practitioner might encounter. Through PBL, students learn how to learn as well as building many other skills such as team working, doing research and to communicate their ideas. The article describes the process of PBL, discuss its scientific validity and expose how it could be applied to osteopathic education. The article is also an asset to teachers who might be interested in the integration of PBL in their classes.


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