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Type: Journal article
Title: Medical education: revolution, devolution and evolution in curriculum philosophy and design
Author: Wittert, G.
Nelson, A.
Citation: Medical Journal of Australia, 2009; 191(1):35-37
Publisher: Australasian Med Publ Co Ltd
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 0025-729X
1326-5377
Statement of
Responsibility: 
Gary A Wittert and Adam J Nelson
Abstract: Contemporary medical education must train skilled and compassionate health care professionals who are rigorous in their approach to patient care and their pursuit of knowledge and solutions. Problem-based learning has been widely introduced, but there is no evidence that it leads to better outcomes than more traditional programs, and fundamental gaps in conceptual knowledge may result. Recently, emphasis has been placed on a solid grounding in underlying concepts combined with a systems-based approach, and ability to transfer information and solve problems. Integrating traditional scientific and clinical disciplines with progressive and continuous assessment, may be a better means of achieving the combined aims of clinically relevant curriculum design, vertical integration of medical knowledge, and facilitation of the continuum of training. Being adaptable and flexible, cognisant of costs, and driven by evidence are key features of delivering medical education and contemporary medical practice. Educational research should lead to continuous improvement, but innovation without evaluation and attention to costs may create as many, or more, problems as are solved.
Keywords: Humans
Attitude of Health Personnel
Interdisciplinary Communication
Problem-Based Learning
Models, Educational
Curriculum
Education, Medical
Clinical Competence
Schools, Medical
Philosophy, Medical
DOI: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02673.x
Description (link): http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/191_01_060709/contents_060709.html
Published version: http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02673.x
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