Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2021, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (2): 297-300.

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Application of team-based learning in internal medicine teaching

SUN Yuan-yuan2, WANG Li1,2*, LI Xiao-qing2,3, YANG Ming2,4, LI Hang2,5, ZHANG Feng-chun1,2   

  1. 1. Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology; 2. Department of Internal Medicine; 3. Department of Gastroenterology; 4. Department of Cardiology; 5. Department of Nephrology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, CAMS & PUMC, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2019-05-21 Revised:2020-03-28 Online:2021-02-05 Published:2021-01-19
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Abstract: Objective To explore the effectiveness of team-based learning(TBL) methods in internal medicine. Methods The study enrolled volunteer medical students of grade 2014 from Peking Union Medical College who were in internal medicine clerkship and had a TBL course every week. After four-month teaching, anonymous questionnaires were used to investigate students' feedback on the learning method, and then statistics and evaluation were conducted. Results A total of 30 valid questionnaires were received, and more than 50% of the students believed that TBL teaching could help them grasp the professional knowledge and improve clinical abilities. Through the students' feedback, TBL in promoting independent thinking, ability to communicate with patients’ families, medical skills, professional knowledge learning, etc., the proportion of definite agreement and agreement were 100%; In team cooperation, expression ability and independent learning ability, etc., the proportion of definite agreement and agreement were 90.0%-96.7%. In addition, the stimulating interest in learning, easy to master the knowledge and skills, totally proportion of definite agreement and agreement were less than 90%, which need to beimproved in the future. Conclusions TBL teaching may not only improve the students' learning enthusiasm and learning outcomes, but also strengthen the students' interpersonal communication capacity and team spirit. This method may be shared by other education institutions.

Key words: team-based learning, internal medicine

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