Students facilitate problem-based learning

For several years, the medicine program at Uppsala University has been working with problem-based learning (PBL) as a central part of education. PBL focuses on different cases or problems that students solve in groups with support from a tutor or supervisor. At the medicine program, in addition to faculty supervisors, more experienced students also act as supervisors for new students. Students who choose to become PBL supervisors gain experience in teaching and leading processes, and are close to the student experience themselves.

Active Student Participation in the medicine program

Lisa Persson explains how the medical faculty works with PBL and students as supervisors i nthe YouTube film below.

Problem-based Learning
  • Problem-based learning (PBL) is a pedagogical method where the teaching is based on case studies and problem solving
  • The students work with case studies in tutorial groups, with support from a tutor or supervisor
  • Also students act as PBL supervisors at the medical program at UU
  • Students who work as supervisors develop their skills and their student perspective is a valuable contribution for faculty supervisors
Last modified: 2022-04-25