The Problem Based Learning method is not widely spread in Portugal. As other countries the Medical Sciences are ahead. One example is the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Lisbon, Portugal with its computer simulation using problem-based learning http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10211277).
This team has an article related with a project in the years of 1992 till 1994 related with the disciplines of Biochemistry (1st year) Physiology (2nd year) and Physiopathology (3rd year) of this faculty. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7484261
Rendas, António Bensabat , Pinto, Patricia Rosado and Gamboa, Teresa(1998) the authors of some papers about Teaching and Learning in Medicine describe a detailed analysis comparing the PBL method with the older one in the discipline of Physiopathology. http://pdfserve.informaworld.com/930707__785834 249.pdf
Another case is Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde do Porto, Instituto Politécnico do Porto (another school related with health) in the discipline Inventário de Atitudes e Comportamentos Habituais de Estudo (IACHE) which belong to the curse of Fisioterapia e Terapêutica Ocupacional http://www.actassnip2010.com/conteudos/ac tas/PsiEsc_23.pdf
The course of Retailing and Consumption Geographies, an optional subject in the Geography undergraduate degree programme at Lisbon University, Herculano Cachinho has an article a about the PBL method used there http://www.herodot.net/conferences/Ayvalik/papers/ educ-02.pdf
The Aveiro University has a few courses implemented in PBL http://www.erasmus.mobilityforlife.aau.dk/application/progr ammes-europe/aveiro 1st cycle Basic Education in http://www.ua.pt/guiaonline/PageCourse.aspx?id=94&b=1&lg=e n&p=1 Master in Biology and Geology Teaching - 3rd Cycle of Basic Schooling and Secondary Schooling http://www.ua.pt/guiaonline/PageCourse.aspx?id=139&b=1&lg= en&p=1
Didactics http://www.ua.pt/guiaonline/PageCourse.aspx?id=188&b=1&lg= en&p=1 Mathematics Teaching - 3rd Cycle of Basic Schooling and Secondary Schooling http://www.ua.pt/guiaonline/PageCourse.aspx?id=138&b=1&lg= en&p=1 Visual Arts Teaching - 3rd Cycle of Basic Schooling and Secondary Schooling http://www.ua.pt/guiaonline/PageCourse.aspx?id=176&b=1&lg= en