Problem-Based Learning (In-Person Event)

When:  Oct 10, 2023 from 13:30 to 17:00 (ET)

This course will be held on site in Atlanta, GA prior to NAHSE's Annual Educational Conference and Case Competition.


  • Eric Richardson, PhD, MPH, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR, CHHR, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Jean Gordon, MSN, MBA, MS, DBA, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Innovation in teaching and curriculum design is at the heart of effective education for graduate and undergraduate education in healthcare administration. This course uses a combination of direct instruction, individual and group activities, videos peer collaboration, and feedback. It provides an introduction to the foundations of problem-based learning (PBL) as well as an overview of teaching strategies for getting started teaching with the PBL model.

PBL is an instructional design model that is based in a student-centered and team-based approach to learning. The role of faculty is unique in PBL and is sometimes referred to as a tutor or facilitator. PBL has its roots in medical education and is still an emerging educational method. It encourages teamwork and an inquiry-based approach to solving complex problems of an authentic nature. The role of the faculty and strategies to both create and teach effective problems for PBL learning is addressed.

The PBL educational design will be used throughout the course to serve as a model and allow course participants to experience PBL from the learner perspective. Participants will engage in hands-on activities to create PBL projects for both graduate and undergraduate students who represent diverse backgrounds and experience.


Atlanta Marriot Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303