Khin Than Yee, Helmy Bin Hazmi, Tin Moe Nwe, Mya Mya Thwin, Mon Mon Yee, Mi Mi khaing, Soe Lwin, Myat San Yi
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Khin Than Yee1*, Helmy Bin Hazmi1, Tin Moe Nwe1, Mya Mya Thwin2, Mon Mon Yee3, Mi Mi khaing4, Soe Lwin1, Myat San Yi1
1Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia.
2Medical Faculty, University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.
3Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.
4Faculty of Medicine, SEGi University Sibu Clinical Campus, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Volume - 15,
Issue - 4,
Year - 2022
Introduction: In modern medical education, with its transformational changes, teacher-centered learning is transformed into student-centered learning. This shift has escalated so fast with momentum, and its value in teaching and learning has been evaluated in many ways. In the current scenario, problem-based learning (PBL) is a well-recognized effective method of teaching and learning. The credit goes to McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, for the establishment of PBL. In Malaysia, many medical schools have applied this method in their curriculum, one of which is University Malaysia, Sarawak (UNIMAS), which has also adopted PBL in its undergraduate curriculum since 1996. Purpose: The aim of this study is to determine the students’ acceptance of PBL and its positive and negative impact on their learning. Methodology: It was a cross-sectional study conducted to determine the acceptance of the students of PBL. The study population is selected using convenience sampling of 140 out of 148 pre-clinical year-2 students who were exposed to the PBL method, the focus group discussion (FGD) was conducted based on pre-framed questions to know the impact of PBL on the students’ learning. Results: Results showed that the respondents had the satisfaction and accepted PBL. Sixty students from 6 PBL groups were involved in FGD. Feedback from FGD revealed their difficulties with the conduction of 1st session of PBL, for instance, problems in searching resources, new learning environments and peers from different regions. There were positive responses spelled by the subjects that the PBL has improved their communication skills, critical thinking, and self-esteem. Conclusion: Overall the PBL has proved beneficial evidenced a positive impact on the learning process of medical students.
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Khin Than Yee, Helmy Bin Hazmi, Tin Moe Nwe, Mya Mya Thwin, Mon Mon Yee, Mi Mi khaing, Soe Lwin, Myat San Yi. Acceptance of problem-based learning by preclinical students from a public university and its impact on their learning. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(4): 1621-0. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00271
Khin Than Yee, Helmy Bin Hazmi, Tin Moe Nwe, Mya Mya Thwin, Mon Mon Yee, Mi Mi khaing, Soe Lwin, Myat San Yi. Acceptance of problem-based learning by preclinical students from a public university and its impact on their learning. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(4): 1621-0. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00271 Available on: https://www.rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-15-4-37
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