Chapter 4. Developing Problem-Based Learning Curricula

  1. Teena J. Clouston MBA, PgDip, SSRM, DipCOT, DipCouns, DipAT, Certhyp, FHEA Senior Lecturer Programme Lead3,
  2. Lyn Westcott MSc, BSc, DipCOT, FHEA Senior Lecturer Professional Lead4,
  3. Steven W. Whitcombe MSc, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) OT, PGCE (PCET), FHEA Lecturer3,
  4. Dr Jill Riley PhD, MSc, DipCOT Lecturer3 and
  5. Ruth Matheson MSc, DipCOT, CMS, FHEA Senior Lecturer5
  1. Lyn Westcott MSc, BSc, DipCOT, FHEA Senior Lecturer Professional Lead4,
  2. Alison Seymour MSc, PCUTL, PGCM, BSc, DipCOT Lecturer3 and
  3. Sara Roberts MEd, DipCOT Course Director2

Published Online: 24 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320541.ch4

Problem-Based Learning in Health and Social Care

Problem-Based Learning in Health and Social Care

How to Cite

Westcott, L., Seymour, A. and Roberts, S. (2010) Developing Problem-Based Learning Curricula, in Problem-Based Learning in Health and Social Care (eds T. J. Clouston, L. Westcott, S. W. Whitcombe, J. Riley and R. Matheson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320541.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, UK

  2. 4

    Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, UK

  3. 5

    University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC), UK

Author Information

  1. 2

    School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University, UK

  2. 3

    School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University, UK

  3. 4

    Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180566

Online ISBN: 9781444320541

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Keywords:

  • developing problem-based learning curricula;
  • developing and delivering a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum;
  • ever-changing climate of higher education - educationalists facing new challenges, roles and responsibilities;
  • curriculum design in a complex climate;
  • continuing professional development (CPD);
  • influences on curriculum design;
  • value of ownership when changing to PBL;
  • curriculum frameworks and overarching design types;
  • introducing PBL into curriculum

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Benefits of a PBL curriculum

  • Curriculum design in a complex climate – where to begin?

  • What are the curriculum design options that can accommodate PBL?

  • Incorporating PBL into curriculum design

  • Implications for curriculum design – staffing and resources

  • Conclusion

  • References