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Problem-based learning: a new approach in medical education
  1. Nick Blayney

    Nick Blayney qualified from Liverpool in 1980 and has been in full-time general practice ever since. He is honorary secretary of the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons and is a member of the In Practice management editorial advisory group.


TEACHING in universities has traditionally relied heavily upon lectures and tutorials, with the students' learning being directed by their teachers. Here, Nick Blayney describes the system of problem-based learning followed by medical students at Liverpool university. With veterinary education currently under review, he asks whether there may be a place for a similar approach in the veterinary curriculum.

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