The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Linköping University is well-known for its innovative pedagogical model. Problem-based learning and interprofessional learning are its key components.

What is Problem-based learning?

In PBL, the focus is on the student’s participation in learning. The student takes responsibility, in theoretical and practical studies, for judging what he/she needs to learn by analysing and handling situations linked to the medical profession. The student searches for knowledge, sifts, applies and assesses this knowledge and evaluates his/her own learning.

The teaching is designed to stimulate and support the student’s development of professional competence and independence in learning. Situations (scenarios) linked to the profession are used as a basis for processing problems and creating motivation and meaningfulness in the students’ studies.

What is Interprofessional-Learning?

Interprofessional-learning is the ability to cooperate with professions, to know and understand the importance, functions and roles of other professional groups in the field of health care.

The goal of IPL is to learn how to cooperate with other health care professionals and the resources that they can contribute with in order to meet the increasingly complex patients' and clients' needs more effectively.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences offer the following inter-professional course for autumn 2016:

8FG069 - Interdisciplinary perspectives on chronic pain - an international course, 7.5 credits (länk till dokument)