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      Designing Pathology Curriculum Through Guided Enquiry/Mixed Modalities Case-Based Learning at Faculty of Medicine, Helwan University.

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            Background: Implementing case-based learning (CBL) in the Integrated Modular Curriculum has proved a great efficiency in teaching medical students. We aim to develop and validate a customized model of CBL to integrate disciplines while meeting the requirements of our national academic reference standards. Phase I medical students reflection is presented. Methods: In this retrospective cross-sectional study, we present our experience in introducing CBL in a hybrid mixed model of teaching the pathology course to phase I, first batch (2016-2022 ) students. The data are collected from feedback questionnaires, the CBL implemented in the teaching of the pathology course is compared to the other implemented methods (didactic lectures, students presentations, PBL, and skillslabs), in the integrated modules. Also, a focus group has been conducted to receive the students reflection and suggestions for improvement. Results: Students satisfaction with CBL was the highest among all the teaching methods of the modules and other learning modalities with a mean of 4.770.46. Results were statistically significant (< 0.001). Conclusion: Most of the students declared that the customized CBL model is a convenient tool to be used in the Integrated Modular Curricula. Satisfaction is superior to that of didactic lectures and even other interactive teaching methods.


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            20 June 2020
            [1 ] Helwan University, Faculty of Medicine
            [2 ] Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain; Helwan University, Faculty of Medicine

            This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0 , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at www.scienceopen.com .

            The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
            Case-based learning ,Enquiry-based learning,Problem-based learning,Mixed modalities,Peer-assisted learning,Integrated modular curriculum


            a very impressive article which clarify in details the pathway for using case based learning as afruitful tool.

            2020-07-21 20:00 UTC
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            An innovative methodology for blending the pedagogical inquiry - based learning with the androgogical CBL. This has resulted in a customized model that is reproducible and usable. I recommend this case study to the medical educators in the pre clerckship

            2020-07-20 20:39 UTC

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