Puzzle Based Learning in Undergraduate Studies





Puzzle, undergraduate, medical education, memory recall, puzzle-based learning


All undergraduate Radiography students require training in image interpretation and evaluation of x-ray images in their second year of studies as part of work integrated learning.

The method of teaching pedagogy influences the student's learning process and recall ability during examinations. if the teaching process moves to a student-centred approach, students become responsible for their own learning allowing active engagement and construction of their knowledge systems.

Aim/ Objectives

The aim of the study is to implement and evaluate the use of puzzle-based learning in the teaching and learning process of undergraduate studies


To determine the efficacy of crossword and jigsaw puzzles as a novel teaching tool for medical imaging education

To increase student's interest and involvement with image interpretation topics

To improve and assess recognition and recall of medical terminology

To improve the understanding of innovative learning


The study is a cross sectional qualitative research design.

Approval will be obtained from the Research and Ethics Committee of health Sciences.

Online consent will be obtained from students involved, by means of Google Form submission, followed by an information session on Blackboard collaborate on the topic "Image evaluation and interpretation of radiographic imaging".


The research will prove the important collaboration of active teaching methodologies with simple, easy to use didactic material to improve student's understanding of basic concepts in their core module subject


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How to Cite

Malherbe, K. (2021). Puzzle Based Learning in Undergraduate Studies. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 9(11), 383–397. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol9.iss11.3525