1. gradentry2013

    gradentry2013 New Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I am an international student and I'm quite confused by the different types of medical school teaching methods.

    I've heard there is Problem-based learning (PBL) and "traditional"...

    Could someone please tell me what King's is considered?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Martigan

    Martigan Super Moderator

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    A few years ago when I went to the open day, I recall they described it as Cased Based Learning. It seemed to be scenario based so was like PBL, but you were given the info rather than had to research it yourself.

    So half way between PBL and traditional.

    However, this was a few years ago, and I may not have understood what they said correctly.
     
  3. Chwirkytheappleboy

    Chwirkytheappleboy New Member

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    It's traditional, not PBL. You're taught topics in "scenarios" which give a bit of context to what you're studying but ultimately all the material is delivered to you in lectures, tutorials etc.

    That said, there is an option to do a bit of PBL learning on the side, but that's entirely voluntary, and the quality is hit and miss as it's usually run by students in higher years
     
  4. Martigan

    Martigan Super Moderator

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    Cheers Chwirky it's great to get it from someone there.

    I probably didn't express my self well, as to me traditional is where the lectures/teaching is systems based, which is why I saw the scenario based lectures as something in-between.
     

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