The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here:

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

Problem-based learning

This course provides an introduction to problem-based learning.

Who is this course for?

  • For you who teaches or is about to teach students at the Faculty of Medicine and who wishes to familiarize yourself with problem-based learning (PBL)
  • For you who is about to become tutor for PBL students
  • For you who has already been a tutor and wishes to update your knowledge.

Entry requirements



The aim of the course is to introduce the participants to Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and the group process in PBL, and to prepare them for the role as PBL tutor.

Scope and assessment

The course comprises 20 hours of work. In order to get a course certificate, attendance and active participation are required in all parts of the course, as well as some course work between course days and a pass grade on the course assignment. All course elements must be completed within two years from the start of the course.

On completion of the course, the participant shall be able to:

  • explain the learning principles for  PBL 
  • use The seven steps-structure in a group
  • discuss the role of the tutor in supporting the students' learning and the development of the group, based on existing frameworks and theories.

The course comprises an introduction to learning and PBL, the use of The seven steps, group dynamics and feedback. The course is based on literature and research on teaching and learning in higher education.

Short lectures alternate with small-group and large-group exercises. "Sitting in" at PBL-meetings with medicine students are followed by an individual assignment to be presented in writing.

Course dates

When there is a course planned, course dates will be published here.


Kajsa Lamm

Lecturer, MedCUL

kajsa [dot] lamm [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se