Leahy, M. M., Dodd, B. J., Walsh, I. P. and Murphy, K. (2005) . Folia Phoniatrica Et Logopaedica, 58 1: 48-54. doi:10.1159/000088999

Author Leahy, M. M.
Dodd, B. J.
Walsh, I. P.
Murphy, K.
Journal name Folia Phoniatrica Et Logopaedica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1021-7762
Publication date 2005-12-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1159/000088999
Volume 58
Issue 1
Start page 48
End page 54
Total pages 7
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher Karger
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
Formatted abstract
Objective: This paper outlines the education of speech and language therapists in the UK and Ireland, and presents a preliminary study of student therapists' perceptions of problem-based learning (PBL) as a learning strategy in preparation for clinical work. PBL has been used extensively in medical and dental education in Europe, in Canada, and in the Middle East, and has been applied to speech and language therapist education in Sweden and in Australia. Its implementation in the UK and Ireland is relatively new.
A survey questionnaire was circulated to students in two centres via e-mail. Questions posed included student impressions of the most and least useful elements of PBL in their preparation for clinical practice, as well as how they considered improvements could be made; student reflections regarding PBL were also sought.
Results and Conclusions: Findings support the implementation of PBL in the education of speech and language therapists, with more experienced students showing more positive support for PBL. Issues raised by the study include emphasis on clinical relevance of problems, particularly in the early years of the course. The majority of students regarded PBL as directly relevant for clinical preparation.
Keyword Problem-based learning
Clinical education
Speech and language therapy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Journal published in 2006 and backdated

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