A key integrating feature in the early years of the medicine course at Monash University is the case-based method of teaching, known as Problem-Based Learning (PBL). The PBL sessions provide a context for the course objectives and content, thereby creating in students an awareness of the relevance of the curriculum and its components to medicine and medical practice.

Students are encouraged to discuss the situation presented in the case narrative, identifying scientific and clinical details that may be relevant to both the case and to the week’s curriculum content.