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It's something like 50:50 in the first year. You'll get lectures on the majority of the pertinent topics and they're there to give you a guide to the level of detail you need to know and to consolidate what you do in PBL. In the second year it becomes less about the lectures, though you still get several per week, and more about the PBL.
There's plenty of time to do your own thing and have a social life. I wouldn't worry too much about that. You will have to work fairly hard, but it's not an all-consuming black hole of work. It's not overly strenuous to keep on top of. It starts to get dodgy when you let it pile up. My advice would be to not let that happen!
Hey, thanks for that bit of information. Very useful.
Would you say that Keele is majorly PBL or is it really 50 50 the teaching ? I mean, half PBL and half lectures ? Or mostly PBL and few occasional lectures ?
I've got my interview in two days, feel so nervous. Any tips for the interview ?
And how's your time at Keele going ? Enjoying the course ? Is it really that "energy and mind consuming" the course as people make it out to be ? Do you get any spare time to chill and relax regularly ?
And hey, thanks for your help once again. Much appreciated.
That's fair enough.
My advice, though no doubt you'll've seen it many times on here, would be to apply wisely. Don't waste your application slots.
PBL is generally inefficient and slow, but arguably helps information retention. Lectures are quick and you get through more material, but I find them much less memorable. Neither are ideal, but at Keele you get a combination and can tailor your learning towards one or the other if you prefer a certain way of learning.
Basically, because of my grades, I was restricted where to apply, and Keele was one of the only four that accepted my grades. I had heard good and bad things about PBL, so decided to apply to Keele in order to give myself an opportunity to study Medicine somewhere.
And, I asked you and the other person similar questions in order to get different people's views on my queries.
Thanks for whatever information you noted in your last message. It was kind of helpful.
Anything else you could say to hep me ?
Also, given that BOD below has answered basically all your questions to me quite comprehensively, I'm curious as to why you asked me some of them.
It really warms my heart to see people researching and thinking about a course before they apply to study it.
There is no such thing as an entirely PBL course. All PBL courses have supplemental lectures.
Whether you'll like it or not is difficult to say before you've experienced it. I don't think it's the best way to deliver preclinical medicine. But I don't think lectures are either.
I see you're studying Medicine at Keele. ( I hope I'm right about that. )
I've just got an interview to study Med at Keele.
Could you please enlighten me about PBL at Keele ? I'm really worried that PBL is not for me. I'm more of a lecture sort of person, so that's why I just need your help to inform me on what you have thought about the PBL at Keele ? Is it really the "teach yourself" thing everyone associates with PBL ?
Also, is Keele completely PBL or is there lectures as well ?
Thank you in advance for your help.