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: 269
EISBN13: 9781466687844|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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