Project-based learning for teaching and learning public health in medical care: An experience report

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Abstract

During the seventh semester of a medical degree offered by a federal university in Brazil, we developed the curriculum module Public Health to problematize issues related to gender and sexuality at the interface of public policy and health care. We chose project-based learning (PBL) as the teaching-learning method for this module. Drawing on the relevant literature, we provide an account of this experience, reflecting on its strengths and weaknesses. The findings show that PBL enabled the development of problem-solving, communication and conflict management skills, critical thinking and professionalism. PBL was also capable of integrating the teaching and learning of public health policy and individual care developed in other course modules. We therefore strongly recommend the use of PBL as a strategy for achieving the desired health professional profile in the twenty-first century.

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Barros, M. C. V., de Morais, M. L. P. V., de Lima, L. M., Ribeiro, A. L. G., Custódio, I. B., Hattori, W. T., … Paulino, D. B. (2021). Project-based learning for teaching and learning public health in medical care: An experience report. Interface: Communication, Health, Education, 25. https://doi.org/10.1590/INTERFACE.200167

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