Problem-based Learning to Foster Reasoning and Reflective Skills Among Healthcare Undergraduates

Event Date : 20/03/2019 - 04/04/2019
Event Time : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Face-to-Face Session 1: 20 March 2019 (Wednesday)

Face-to-Face Session 2: 4 April 2019 (Thursday)

The emphasis and focus of medical education is shifting from ‘producing healthcare professionals’ to ‘formation of their professional identity’. The development of clinical and moral reasoning and reflective skills has become essential and integral to this transformation. Problem-based learning (PBL), which is a commonly used student-centred method of classroom-based education, has a vital role to play in laying the foundation of these skills among healthcare undergraduates.

The short course will look at both trigger development and the process of PBL in these perspectives.


  • To demonstrate an understanding of PBL as a means of developing reflective and reasoning skills.
  • To develop triggers to stimulate reasoning and reflective skills among students.
  • To develop supportive educational material to encourage reasoning and reflection.
  • To create a learning environment which will enhance learning reasoning and reflective skills.


Registration Fee

Regular RM800


  • Prof Vishna Devi Nadarajah
  • Dr Pulikkotil Shaju Jacob
  • A/Prof Joachim Perera
  • Prof Madawa Chandratilake


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