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dc.contributor.authorJesus, Ângelo-
dc.contributor.authorCruz, Agostinho-
dc.contributor.authorGomes, Maria João-
dc.description.abstractThe incorporation of real problems into health education is seen as an effort to prepare future health professionals to meet the challenging demands of the profession, in particular, the provision of quality patient care. The foundation of this methodology can be traced back to Dewey. The author suggested that students should be presented with real life problems in order to discover the information required to solve them. With the introduction of the Bologna Process in Portugal, the School of Allied Health Sciences of Oporto, saw this opportunity to put in practice Dewey´s axiom. This paper represents a small part in the process of integrating a Case Based, Learner Centered approach to Pharmacotherapy. Since 2008, Pharmacotherapy is no longer taught in a lecture based model. With the implementation of Bologna Process in the Pharmacy Degree, some basic science curricular units maintained their lecture based approach, only to serve as mediators to a more student-centered approach in the applications of knowledge to real life situations. Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy,are good examples of this dichotomy. Normally the students have to attend lectures on pharmacology topics during one week, then in the next week, they will have to collaborative solve a real problem (relating to the previous week Pharmacology topics) during a pre-established time, in the presence of a tutor. The cases are in paper format, and they are adapted or based in real life situations. They are normally ill-defined so that the students can discover what course of action to pursue. For all cases there are some orientations that are provided by the tutor, that are previously constructed under Bloom’s Taxonomy. The tutor himself, must have certain characteristics that permit him/her to be in this situation. Normally for tutor selection we endorse that besides the pedagogical background, he/she has an active role in professional activities outside the School. The class is divided in casestudy groups of about 4 students. Normally there are 4 groups in each class. At the end of the case study, each case-study group is interviewed by the tutor. Evaluation and assessment is divided in case study grading, mini-test grading and examination grading. Results show that gradings tend to increase from second year to the third year in the bachelor degree, despite the raised level of complexity, which can demonstrate that a student centered approach is a favorable mean to promote reflexive thinking and develop complex epistemic beliefs.por
dc.publisherInternational Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)por
dc.titleCase based, learner centered aproach to pharmacotherapypor
oaire.citationConferenceDate04 - 06, Julho 2011por
oaire.citationConferencePlaceBarcelona, Espanhapor
oaire.citationTitleInternational Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN11)por
dc.subject.wosSocial Sciencespor
sdum.journalEdulearn Proceedingspor
sdum.conferencePublicationInternational Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN11)por
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