Pitt Ford’s Problem-Based Learning in Endodontology PDF
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The aim of this textbook is to challenge the reader to assume the role of problem solver. The process of problem-based learning is an interactive process, in which the participants develop their own learning goals through careful consideration of clinical scenarios before sourcing the answers. It is our aim for the reader to be stimulated by the clinical scenarios described, and to delve further into the literature should they desire; in this sense the text can be seen as an adjunct to existing conventional textbooks. We accept that this book does much of the ‘brainstorming’ aspect of problem-based learning, supplying the reader with a basic but not exhaustive answer. It is hoped that adopting a problem-based approach and providing a skeleton answer will lead to a deeper knowledge of clinically relevant problems.
When planning the book content, there were numerous discussions between the co-editors on what should, and should not be included. From the outset we unanimously agreed that we wanted to emphasise the biological rationale of Endodontics, rather than produce a ‘recipe’ book on ‘how to do it’. It was not our intention to encompass every aspect of Endodontology, instead, our aim was to describe the key areas of clinical endodontics by way of vignettes with pertinent questions contained within the text. Broader consideration was also given to areas not covered in standard endodontic texts such as pain of non-odontogenic origin, and technological advances including the use of cone beam computed tomography in Endodontics.
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