Basic sciences in problem-based learning and conventional curricula: Students' attitudes

David M. Kaufman, Karen V. Mann

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the attitudes toward basic sciences of students in a preclinical problem-based curriculum and a conventional lecture-based curriculum at the end of their second year of medical school. The results showed that the PBL class had more positive attitudes toward basic sciences than students in the conventional class. These results may reflect a learning environment where students meet many scientist role models as teachers and where basic science is learnt in the context of clinical problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Education
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Curriculum
  • Education, medical, undergraduate
  • Nova Scotia
  • Problem-based learning
  • Science
  • Students, medical, psychology

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