aka a mountain of faeces that poor UK med students are subjected to. The aim of the task is to pretend to understand (supposedly for the sake of their future career under the NHS... ahem) each medical scenario using "oh-so-clever" patient names to give "ever-so-subtle" hints to the true diagnosis, e.g. Mr. Art Attak...
...Oh for fucks sake.
student B: so read the fucking 6 lines of pbl scenario and lets sit here for 2 hours BRAINSTORMING and going through the SEVEN STAGES of a PERFECT fucking pbl. And we do this every topic, every term for how many years of medskool?
student C: I'm off peeps I've got the tutor's notes
10 years later in the hospital..
Patient rushed into A&E with a knife stabbed into his skull, bleeding and unconscious.
A: I'm still confused, what's wrong with him? Is that blood? I'll just sit here quietly and nod.
B: I need to brainstorm quick someone I need a whiteboard!
C: Shit, I didn't photocopy the notes for this!
Passed By Launch
Term used in the sport of rowing (a.k.a. Crew) for a boat moving so slow relative to the rest of the boats in the race that the Launch carrying the Race Officials passes the slow boat to keep up with the pack of competitive boats.
Boats that PBL usually finish DFL (Dead Fucking Last).
Damn Dude, our Varsity 8 was PBL. WTF went wrong!!??