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Educación Médica

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LIFSCHITZ, V. et al. Application of the problem-based learning for the Microbiology teaching among Medicine students. Educ. méd. [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.2, pp.107-111. ISSN 1575-1813.

Introduction. The problem-based learning (PBL) is one of the teaching-learning methods more used in the institutions of higher education in recent years, but its application still does not cover all areas of Medicine. Aim. To compare the PBL with the traditional method based in seminars and workshops in the Microbiology teaching. Subjects and methods. The study was carried out in the subject of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Corrientes, Argentina. Students were divided into a control group (in which the traditional teaching methods were applied) and an experimental group (in which the PBL was applied). Students were individually evaluated by a multiple choice questionnaire. One opinion survey was applied in groups. Results and conclusions. No significant difference was observed between the groups in terms of knowledge gained. The PBL group showed greater commitment and motivation to develop the assigned activity, although without statistically significant differences.

Keywords : Medical education; Microbiology; Problem-based learning.

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