Quick Menu

Upcoming Journals
  • No Upcoming Journals

British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science

British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, ISSN: 2278-0998,Vol.: 21, Issue.: 1

 

Original-research-article

 

Integration of a Problem-based Learning Module into a Post-graduate Pain Medicine Education Program

 

 

D. Hegarty1,2,3,4,5*

1Consultant in Pain Management and Neuromodulation, Cork University Hospital, Ireland.

2UCC, Ireland.

3Honorary Consultant, Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospital, London, England.

4Clinical Lead Neuromodulation Research, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland.

5World Institute of Pain (WIP) Ireland Section Chair, Ireland.

 

Abstracts

 

Objective: To examine the outcome of substituting a traditional “lecture series” structure with a postgraduate Problem Based Learning (PBL) structure in the context of a pain medicine educational program. The primary outcome is to assess trainee satisfaction, the PBL experience and whether PBL was useful for exam preparation.

Methods: A non-randomized prospective study of non-consultant anesthetic trainees (n=25) was undertaken before and after the introduction of a new PBL program in pain medicine. Two learning packages, each of 12 weeks duration, were delivered over the course of 2 academic terms. There were specific improvements in the leadership and the structure of the sessions (including the introduction of a trained facilitator).

Feedback was collected through a self-developed questionnaire, comprising rating items on a five point Likert scale, enquiring about their PBL experience, objective understanding, whether PBL was useful for exam preparation, and its comparison to didactic teaching.

Results: 25 trainees completed both learning packages. A significant improvement in all aspects of the learning experience was reported (average improvement 1.5 fold (range 1.3-2.0) p < 0.05). 60% - 80% of trainees endorsed the new PBL structure. 92% of trainees felt that the overall learning experience with PBL model was good. The proactive role of a facilitator was important (60% of trainees strongly agreeing with this element) and it was the single highest positive aspect of the program.

Conclusion: The implementation of a PBL system into a pain medicine postgraduate program can create a positive learning atmosphere, improve the trainee satisfaction and should enrich the learning experience in the area of pain medicine.

 

Keywords :

Pain medicine education; problem-based learning; post-graduate learning; trainee satisfaction.

 

Full Article - PDF    Page 1-8    Article Metrics

 

DOI : 10.9734/BJESBS/2017/33028

Review History    Comments

Search this site

Advanced Search

Announcement & News

SCOPUS selected Annual Research & Review in Biology (ARRB)

We are delighted to inform that famous indexing organization SCOPUS (from Elsevier) selected  A...

Index Copernicus Evaluation Result Released

We are delighted to inform that Index Copernicus (a leading indexing organization from Pol...

Journal Repository (JR): Permanent Digital Archiving of SDI journals

SDI is happy to announce that all our journals are now permanently archived in Journal Repository (J...

Index Copernicus Value of British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research

  We are delighted to inform that Index Copernicus (a leading indexing organization ...

SDI journal got 35th ranking in Publons

We are delighted to announce (as of 04/01/2016) that British Journal of Medicine and Medical Re...

Growth of SDI and world publication market

As of 2014, total 25,064 journals are competing in World market of journal publication. In 2011, tot...

Publication and site statistics (up to Sept, 2015)

  Number of submission: 22181 (Total up to Sept, 2015) Number of published paper: 10949&n...

Index Medicus selected 15 SDI journals

We are delighted to inform that Index Medicus (IMSEAR) has selected following 15 SDI journals for in...

SCIENCEDOMAIN international received 5844 submissions in 2013

SCIENCEDOMAIN international is pleased to announce that it has received 5844 submissions in 2013, ac...

Science (IF: 31) report confirmed the high standard of SDI journal

As per a recent report (Link) of Science journal (present Impact factor 31), one of our journal (Bri...



SCIENCEDOMAIN Awards

  • No Awards listed.

Browser Compatibility : Mozila firefox, Google Crome and IE 7 & above. Creative Commons License Terms & Condition   |   Privacy Policy   |   Join Us   |   Help   |   Contact Us
© Copyright 2010-2017, SCIENCEDOMAIN international. All rights reserved.