Problem-Based Learning
in Medical Education:
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PBL Seminar April 2023
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Problem-Based Learning provides a unique combination of a strong learning motive and a wholistic learning approach. Over the decades this has made PBL a key didactic concept for the best teaching programs in the world. Please join us to hear from experienced experts about PBL in medical training and discuss with them.

Date and Time: 18 April 2023, 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: The Phoenicia Malta (Hotel), The Green Lounge A, The Mall FRN1478, Floriana, Malta
Language: English   

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Our Esteemed Speakers

  1. Prof. Dr. Albert Scherpbier – A renowned expert in quality improvement in medical education and the former Dean of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University. 
  1. Dr. Iveta Hlinkova – Pro-Dean of Academic Teaching at EDU (Malta) with extensive experience in international business relations and language instruction.
  1. Dr. Timothy Dornan – A respected endocrinologist and medical educationalist, currently Professor of Medical Education at Maastricht University and Honorary Professor at the University of Manchester. 


  • 19:00 – 19:20: Opening of event
  • 19:20 – 19:30: Welcome and Introduction (by Dr. Jürgen Laartz, Rector of EDU)
    Opening remarks by the event coordinator
    Introduction of the speakers
  • 19:30 – 19:50: Prof. Dr. Albert Scherpbier
    PBL in medical education: Maastricht University’s innovative approach
  • 19:50 – 20:10: Dr. Iveta Hlinkova
    Implementing PBL in medical education at EDU: Progress and future directions 
  • 20:10 – 20:30: Prof. Dr. Tim Dornan
    The introduction of PBL at the University of Manchester: Challenges and successes
  • 20:30 – 20:40: Closing remarks
  • 20:40 – Discussion and Drinks

Take the opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field of medical education, as they share their experiences and insights on Problem-Based Learning. This seminar, one in a series being organised by EDU, is designed as a blended event offering both in-person and virtual attendance options.

    Secure your spot and register here. Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation email with further details about the event. We look forward to welcoming you to this seminar on Problem-Based Learning in medical education. Stay updated on the latest news and developments by following our blog and social media channels.

    If you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

    Join the conversation and register today! 

    EDU is a European Institution of Higher Education. EDU is operated by Digital Education Holdings Limited (DEH) based in Kalkara, Malta. As the first educational institution of its kind in Europe, EDU offers an interactive, digital study of human medicine. From the first trimester, students at EDU learn the scientific and practical foundations of human medicine in a digital campus and in practice at teaching hospitals.

    EDU supports the Digital Education Action Plan of the European Commission and the United Nations in realizing the third and fourth goal for sustainable development (“Good Health and Well- Being”, “Education for All”).



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