Problem-Based Learning: A Patient Returning from Africa

  • Authors: Jan Jacobs1, Astrid Visschers-Pleijers2
    Affiliations: 1: Department of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Maastricht; 2: Department of Educational Development and Research, Maastricht University
  • Citation: Jan Jacobs, Astrid Visschers-Pleijers. 2005. Problem-based learning: a patient returning from africa.
  • Publication Date : November 2005
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Students explore the story of a peer student who developed malaria after returning from Africa. The case contains a number of hints with regard to the transmission of the parasite, the identity and behavior of the vector, the implications of the disease for the local population, and the clinical history in the nonimmune host.

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