None. Decent computer and English literacy are useful.
Stimulate critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Promote team working skills. Provide instruments for search and critical appraisal of informations on which medical choices can be based.
Reflective practice on general issues of medical ethics and professionalism. Search and critical appraisal of medical informations. Insights on themes of anatomy and physiology pertaining to the program of the semester and on elementary clinical scenarios.
There are no reference books. All the course material is available online on the course weebsite http://aisme.med.unisi.it
Course of problem based learning in small groups. Groups of 15-20 students meet at weekly intervals to discuss a problem (based on a clinical scenario or on a movie) with the help of one-two teachers-tutors, identifying the informations needed to better understand the problem. During the week they autonomously search the relevant informations, that they will share with the group at the next meeting. Also part of the course are sessions in the computer room to familiarize with scientific literature and with Pubmed search.
Evaluation of the individual partecipation in the group activities by the tutors. Group presentation (powerpoint, video, drama, sketch comedy etc.) on one of the themes discussed during the course in a final plenary session.