The use of PBL methodology in Dentistry: Displaying new possibilities for the teaching-learning process

Nemre Adas Saliba, Suzely Adas Saliba Moimaz, Rosieli Alves Chiaratto, Ana Valéria Pagliari Tiano

Abstract


Contemporary society has imposed several challenges to health and education sectors, which have been translated into demands for reforming educational institutions and systems. To fulfill these requirements, the use of the Problem-based learning (PBL) methodology is suggested. Based on in loco observation of the application of this method at the Adelaide University – Dental School and pertinent literature review, this document provides reflections for restructuring dental curriculum to implement PBL methodology. It suggests a flexible curriculum, organized around thematic blocks, guided to solution of problems with integration of basic and clinical contents, balanced between theory-practice, dynamic, and oriented to meet the changes of the population epidemiological profile. In this context, it is expected that universities promote the formation of competent professionals, who will be committed with the population quality of life and have humanistic education.
Key words: Education in Dentistry; PBL methodology; human resources in healthcare; problem based learning

Keywords


Education in Dentistry; PBL methodology; human resources in healthcare; problem based learning

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