Featured Resources

TBLC – September Featured Members

Dan BrownDaniel (Dan) Brown, Pharm.D.
daniel_brown@pba.edu

Daniel is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Faculty Development at the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy in West Palm Beach, Florida. He first implemented TBL in a clinical pharmacokinetics course in 2011, and has since completed 5 iterations of that course. He has mentored one trainer-consultant as part of the TBLC program and, as Director of Faculty Development, he has conducted numerous TBL workshops for faculty at his institution and other schools.

Daniel’s two TBL innovations are a “memory quiz” to help students learn critical factual information that is needed in problem-solving, and a “Take Home Points” slide that follows the discussion of every application exercise. Learn more about these innovations by following this link!

 

Alaa ShoushanAlaa Shoushan

Alaa is a year 5 medical student at Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University (RAKMHSU) in the United Arab Emirates. Her experience with TBL as a student has motivated Alaa to study the impact of TBL on medical students. Alaa is interested in implementing TBL within an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) format. Her proposal to do this is currently under consideration at RAKMHSU. Alaa is an author on the upcoming publication Impact and effectiveness of TBL methodology on MBBS students of RAKMHSU. In addition, she plans to expand upon this research by including additional study years, majors, and instructors.

New Resource Highlight

This month’s featured module is the Cold War, Consumers, and Civil Rights: U.S. History from 1945-1963 module. The Module was developed by Dr. Penne Restad, reviewed, and published to the Resource Bank in the Summer of 2013. The Cold War, Consumers, and Civil Rights: U.S. History from 1945-1963 module was designed for “U.S. History, 1865 – The Present” as an undergraduate survey course.

The Module focuses on four learning goals. The Learning Goals are:

  1. Identify the sequence of critical events underlying:
    • Cold War fears
    • the rise of consumer culture
    • the development of social criticism and protest
  2. Explain the significance or importance of these events and understand how they interact
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between these events and contemporary events to put them in historical context
  4. Develop arguments based on evidence to examine the transformation of American culture across the time period from a seemingly well-ordered cohesion to a more fractured, conflicted discourse

The Cold War, Consumers, and Civil Rights: U.S. History from 1945-1963 module includes a 19 question RAT and 1 Application Exercise.

This module and many more can be found in the TBLC Resource Bank. To access the Resource Bank, first sign in to the Member’s Only site here. Once logged in, the link to the Resource Bank is found in the top menu bar.

New Resource Highlight

This month’s featured module is the Adolescent with Chest Pain module. The Module was developed by Dr. Amanda R. Emke, reviewed, and published to the Resource Bank in the Summer of 2013. The Adolescent with Chest Pain module was designed for Pre-Clinical Pediatrics in the second year of a medical student course in pediatrics.

The Module focuses on five learning goals. The Learning Goals are:

  • Compare and contrast confidentiality and consent
  • Compare and contrast confidentiality and consent in the unique context of the adolescent patient
  • List the vaccination recommendations for teenagers including timing, correct preparation, and contraindications
  • List the components of and when to use the following adolescent interview tools:
    • HEEADSSS
    • GAPS
    • CRAFFT
  • Compare and contrast the following causes of chest pain in the adolescent with respect to signs and symptoms, history, and physical exam findings:
    • Costochondritis
    • Psychogenic
    • Gastroesophageal reflux
    • Mitral valve prolapse

The Adolescent with Chest Pain module includes a 10 question RAT and a three-part Application Exercise.

TBLC – New Resource Highlight

This month’s featured module is the Long-Term Investing Decision and Long-Run Macroeconomic Growth module. The Module was developed by W. Edward Chi, reviewed, and published to the Resource Bank in the Summer of 2013. The Long-Term Investing Decision and Long-Run Macroeconomic Growth module was designed for the Principles of Macroeconomics at the undergraduate level. It was designed with accessibility in mind as the learning goals can be achieved with an audience able to perform basic arithmetic operations and able to understand the usefulness of money.

The Module focuses on three learning goals. The Learning Goals are:

  • Use the “rule of 70” (or 72) to determine the time for an investment to double
  • Interpret the effect of human capital, technology, physical capital, and institutional factors for the rate of growth in each country
  • Use macroeconomic growth prospects to inform an investment decision

The Long-Term Investing Decision and Long-Run Macroeconomic Growth module includes a four question RAT and one Application Exercise.

Be sure to check this resource out!