Knowledge Management of Medical Information Resources and Tools

Knowledge Management of Medical Information Resources and Tools

Misa Mi (Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, USA) and Jill E. Stefaniak (Old Dominion University, USA)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8330-3.ch010
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Abstract

This case demonstrates how problem-based learning (PBL) was used as a teaching method to help medical students integrate their knowledge of basic sciences with a clinical application at a medical school. PBL promotes self-directed, problem-solving, and lifelong learning. In the PBL context, students sought out a variety of resources to tackle their learning issues and help them arrive at a solution to a patient problem. The existing strategy for curating resources was not aligned with the type of thinking and activities in the PBL process. Therefore, a knowledge management system was developed to provide an online knowledge base of medical information resources and tools easily accessible at the point of students' needs.

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