MEDICAL EDUCATION: Problem based learning (PBL) in Organic Chemistry
Ferah G. Al-Salihi1 , Amina H. Ahmad Alobaidi2 1Department of Biochemistry, College of Science, Tikrit University, Tikrit, Iraq. 2Kirkuk University College of Veterinary Medicine, Kirkuk, Iraq
Journal Title:Aalborg Academy Journal of Medical Sciences
Background: PBL appears to answer many concerns regarding educational methods, encourages students to look for new solutions to relevant problems using available knowledge and resources. The process expands students' critical thinking and problem solving skills while enhancing their creative capabilities Objective: To develop a PBL modules for teaching of organic chemistry. Methods: This module was developed for implementation in the curriculum of Chemistry Departments in Colleges of Sciences and Education. This is an innovations to be developed for increasing the wide-ranging abilities of students. A series of strategies which are involved in PBL, concept mapping and online communications, are suggested and discussed in terms of encouraging studentcentered learning. Key words: PBL, Chemistry, Learning, Education.