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Case based learning—a review of the literature: is there scope for this educational paradigm in prehospital education?


This paper discusses the findings of a literature review of case based learning (CBL) from a multidisciplinary health science education perspective and attempts to draw comparisons with the available literature relating to prehospital education and CBL.

CBL is an exciting educational prospect in which to develop research capacity, strategies, and opportunities. This paper provides an examination of the literature exploring the major consistencies and inconsistencies, and reveals areas of potential future research for prehospital education institutions.

  • CBL, case based learning
  • MSLQ, motivated strategies for learning questionnaire
  • PBL, problem based learning
  • SRLI, self regulated learning inventory
  • case based learning
  • problem based learning
  • prehospital education
  • pedagogy

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