Case-based learning in a new elective course: Nutritional Therapy in Chronic Disease

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A case is a narrative and may include data, important information, text andquestions to students, and provide the basis for the analysis of complex, real world, authentic problems (Rienecker et al., 2015). The case method involves learning by doing. Case-based learning may provide students with a relevant opportunity to see theory in practice and to gain both theoretical and practical understanding of .e.g patients and prepares students for multifaceted problems that they are likely to encounter in professional practice case (Harman et al., 2015). Through case-based learning, students may acquire knowledge, skills and competences at the level of recognition and understanding as well as develop higher levels of abstraction, addressing open ended and complex problems (Rienecker et al., 2015). Students may also develop analytic, communicative and collaborative skills along with knowledge when working case-based. In their determined attempt to find solutions and reach decisions, through discussion, students apply analytical tools, reflect on their relevant experiences and draw conclusions they can relate to new situations (Centre for teaching and learning, 2019).
In this assignment a new elective course in the Master of Science study study programme in Clinical Nutrition: Nutritional Therapy in Chronic Disease is evaluated with special emphasis on case-based learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImproving University Science Teaching and Learning - Pedagogical Projects 2020
EditorsFrederik V. Christiansen, Axel A. Arias
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherDepartment of Science Education, University of Copenhagen
Publication date2020
Pages267-274
Chapter21
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesImproving University Science Teaching and Learning - Pedagogical Projects
Volume15
ISSN1904-2000

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