E-ISSN 2231-3206 | ISSN 2320-4672
 

Original Research 


Pre-directed problem-based learning as tool for teaching clinical problems in first professional MBBS students

Sangita Chauhan, Manjinder Kaur, Suman Sharma, Anish Singhal, Naren Kurmi, Saroj Chaudhary.

Abstract
Background: In a typical problem-based learning (PBL), the learning objectives are not shared with the learner when the PBL exercise is given to them. This studentís unawareness of predefined objectives might be a significant hindrance in directing the studentís effort in the appropriate direction.

Aim and Objective: The present study was designed with an aim to develop and validate a modification in existing PBL in the form of pre-directed PBL (PD-PBL), where the learning objectives and outcomes are shared with the learner at the time of giving the exercise.

Materials and Methods: The present study was designed as a prospective observational study in the Department of Physiology of Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital. One hundred forty-three students from 1st-year MBBS participated in the study. A PBL session was planned for a clinical problem of respiratory physiology. The learning objectives and the questions to determine the learning outcome were prepared. Students were given 1-week time for analysis of the problem. At the end of 1 week, a large group presentation and discussion session were planned. The faculty members and a respiratory physician were assigned the task of being observers. Later, students and faculty feedback were taken.

Results: Analysis of feedback pointed that PD-PBL session was helpful in understanding the clinical condition with the help of basic physiology.

Conclusion: PD-PBL would be helpful in correlating the knowledge of basic subject with the clinical scenario. Further studies are needed to evaluate the effectiveness of PD-PBL sessions in other subjects.

Key words: Problem-based Learning; Learning Objectives; Analytical Skill; Pre-directed Problem-based Learning


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Sangita Chauhan
Articles by Manjinder Kaur
Articles by Suman Sharma
Articles by Anish Singhal
Articles by Naren Kurmi
Articles by Saroj Chaudhary
on Google
on Google Scholar


How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Chauhan S, Kaur M, Sharma S, Singhal A, Kurmi N, Chaudhary S. Pre-directed problem-based learning as tool for teaching clinical problems in first professional MBBS students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2020; 10(9): 821-824. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.07208202007082020


Web Style

Chauhan S, Kaur M, Sharma S, Singhal A, Kurmi N, Chaudhary S. Pre-directed problem-based learning as tool for teaching clinical problems in first professional MBBS students. http://www.njppp.com/?mno=108493 [Access: October 01, 2020]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.07208202007082020


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Chauhan S, Kaur M, Sharma S, Singhal A, Kurmi N, Chaudhary S. Pre-directed problem-based learning as tool for teaching clinical problems in first professional MBBS students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2020; 10(9): 821-824. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.07208202007082020



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Chauhan S, Kaur M, Sharma S, Singhal A, Kurmi N, Chaudhary S. Pre-directed problem-based learning as tool for teaching clinical problems in first professional MBBS students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2020), [cited October 01, 2020]; 10(9): 821-824. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.07208202007082020



Harvard Style

Chauhan, S., Kaur, . M., Sharma, . S., Singhal, . A., Kurmi, . N. & Chaudhary, . S. (2020) Pre-directed problem-based learning as tool for teaching clinical problems in first professional MBBS students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 10 (9), 821-824. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.07208202007082020



Turabian Style

Chauhan, Sangita, Manjinder Kaur, Suman Sharma, Anish Singhal, Naren Kurmi, and Saroj Chaudhary. 2020. Pre-directed problem-based learning as tool for teaching clinical problems in first professional MBBS students. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 10 (9), 821-824. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.07208202007082020



Chicago Style

Chauhan, Sangita, Manjinder Kaur, Suman Sharma, Anish Singhal, Naren Kurmi, and Saroj Chaudhary. "Pre-directed problem-based learning as tool for teaching clinical problems in first professional MBBS students." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 10 (2020), 821-824. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.07208202007082020



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Chauhan, Sangita, Manjinder Kaur, Suman Sharma, Anish Singhal, Naren Kurmi, and Saroj Chaudhary. "Pre-directed problem-based learning as tool for teaching clinical problems in first professional MBBS students." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 10.9 (2020), 821-824. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.07208202007082020



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Chauhan, S., Kaur, . M., Sharma, . S., Singhal, . A., Kurmi, . N. & Chaudhary, . S. (2020) Pre-directed problem-based learning as tool for teaching clinical problems in first professional MBBS students. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 10 (9), 821-824. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.07208202007082020