Many thanks to the
- Health Sciences Library at the University of California, San Diego for permission to use material from their PBL LibGUide - Problem-based Learning & Finding the Evidence
- and to the Health Sciences Library at the University of Denver for permission to adapt their handout "Answering Clinical Questions in Real TIme"
The PBL process is an ordered, systematic instructional approach that models the process by which clinicians systematically approach real-life problems.
It provides a stimulus for self-directed learning following defined steps and it challenges students to work cooperatively.
It prepares students to think critically and analytically, and to find appropriate learning resources.
Brody School of Medicine. (January-February 2013). Problem based learning facilitator handbook. Unpublished handbook.
Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Where to find information on herbal supplements, accupuncture, etc.
Tools - Calculators, rules, tables, lab results, procedures or tests.
Differential Diagnosis - Some suggestions of places to find quick info.
Disease Information - Including diagnostic tests and treatment recommendations.
Drug Information - Find information on dosage, uses .....
Goverment and Grey Literature Sources - CDC, USPSTF, etc.
Mobile Resources - What can you access from your Smart Phone?
Evidence Based Practice - What it is and how to find it.
Finding Articles - How to locate full text once you have the citation.
Finding Books - Searching for books, both print and electronic.
Finding Images & Videos - Where to start.
Keeping up with PBL - What are some of the key resources? What's new in the Medical literature?
Searching Tips - Tips for searching databases, forming a search question, and more...