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Problem-based learning originated back in the 1960s. Since then, learning through problem-solving has become widely valued as a way to empower learners to conduct their own research, integrate theory and practice and apply their knowledge to create workable solutions to a problem. It’s also the most frequently used definition of PBL within healthcare education. Why? Because all healthcare educators are tasked to create learning outcomes that prepare students for real-world work placements. Problem‐based learning meets this need and offers a workable approach that allows students to gain knowledge in a safe environment, whilst at the same time solving real-life problems.