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Our trial in problem-oriented teaching for pathophysiology

Miroslav Marinov, Ganka Bekyarova, Radko Zl. Radev, K. Mirchev, M. Hristova

Abstract

The decision for clinical cases during pathophysiology is linked with the introduction of problem-oriented learning in pathophysiology through the next few years. "Clinical cases" from general medicine (arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, pancreatic insufficiency, cerebral vascular disease, etc) are examined in the frame work of two sessions. On the basis of a short description of the patient the students develop hypotheses for the possible causes which lead to the pathogenic connection between the cause, the afflicted structure and function, symptom, syndrome and illness. The difficulty which the students most of ten face is connected with the basis of the hypothesis, which they must relate knowledge from the fundamental sciences and general pathophysiology in order to solve concrete clinical cases. Analyses of the results are made of the students' difficulties during solving of clinical cases as well as the necessary path for over coming it. On the basis of our investigation, we consider that the decision of clinical cases makes learning pathophysiology more engaging for the student, creating conditions for in dependent preparation and local thinking, which are necessary of the students for solving patient problems.

Scripta Scientifica Medica 2010;42(1):67-69


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v42i1.433

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Miroslav Marinov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Pathophysiology

Ganka Bekyarova
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Pathophysiology

Radko Zl. Radev
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Pathophysiology

K. Mirchev
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Pathophysiology

M. Hristova
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Pathophysiology

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