Problem-based Medical Education: The Newcastle Approach

  • Roderick L. B. Neame
Part of the Frontiers of Primary Care book series (PRIMARY)


There have been radical changes in the patterns of disease in the community, in life style, and in the structure of society in recent years. Indeed the principal causes of morbidity and mortality today are quite different from those of 50 years ago. Over a similar period there have been major advances in the science and technology of education. There has also been a massive expansion of knowledge relating to medicine, components of which have been included in curricula, often by simple addition without deletion of less relevant material. The predominant causes of illness today in industrialized nations are related to life style, behavior, the environment, substance abuse, and socioeconomic status,1 yet these areas are grossly underrepresented in conventional curricula.


Clinical Reasoning Project Group Professional Skill Process Skill Independent Learning 
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