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Physiotherapy students’ perception on problem based learning

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Thusharika D. Dissanayaka ,

Temporary Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences University of Peradeniya,, LK
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Temporary Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy

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Kosala N. Marambe,

Senior Lecturer, Medical Education Unit Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya,, LK
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Esther Liyanage

Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, LK
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Abstract

Objective: To assess the third year physiotherapy students’ perception of problem based learning sessions in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Design, setting and sample: Third year physiotherapy students in the department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya.

Measurements: A 15 item, self-administered questionnaire with a five point Likert scale was used.

Results: The response rate was 75% (24 out of 32). Seventy nine per cent of students agreed that it promotes critical thinking. A majority of students felt that, the PBL sessions were better at fulfilling learning objectives, gave better factual knowledge of musculoskeletal physiotherapy was enjoyable and ensured team work. Most of the students’ indicated that more such sessions should be organised in the future. The main disadvantage perceived was that it was time-consuming.

Conclusion: The results of this study showed that, third year physiotherapy students’ perception of problem based learning sessions in musculoskeletal physiotherapy was positive. Thus it can be used as a teaching learning strategy.

Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics 2012;3(3): 75-81

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljbmi.v3i3.4787

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljbmi.v3i3.4787
How to Cite: Dissanayaka, T.D., Marambe, K.N. & Liyanage, E., (2013). Physiotherapy students’ perception on problem based learning. Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics. 3(3), pp.75–81. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljbmi.v3i3.4787
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Published on 10 Mar 2013.
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