Challenge based learning: Innovation experience to solve healthcare problems Aprendizaje basado en retos: una experiencia de innovación para enfrentar problemas de salud pública uri icon


  • © 2017 Elsevier España, S.L.U.Introduction: Challenge based learning is an experience where the participants develop solutions that require an interdisciplinary and creative approach for the development of general skills. This focus was developed in a health innovation week challenge, an immersive program where medical students visited the Technology Research and Innovation Park to generate solutions to 10 public health problems (cancer, diabetes, and mental health, among others) based on non-medical knowledge. Material and method: The aim of the study was to assess the skills of critical and creative thinking at the end of the program. The study included a quantitative analysis of a descriptive and cross-sectional study, in which each team was rated by 3 judges, in the variables of explanation, inference and interpretation, for critical thinking, and proposal, redesign, and invention for the creative. Results: A Likert scale was used to assess each variable from 1 (regular) to 3 (excellent). The best performances were explanation (2.65) and proposal (2.53). Discussion: It is concluded that the experience needs to improve in the development of self-regulation in students, in order to overcome the frustration of entering into a different disciplinary field.

Publication date

  • November 1, 2018