Cancer curriculum in the Asia-Pacific: opportunities and challenges in the age of globalization

Koczwara, Bogda, Barton, Michael, Coventry, Brendon, Millar, Jeremy, Olver, Ian, Sabesan, Sabe, and Schwarz, Max (2005) Cancer curriculum in the Asia-Pacific: opportunities and challenges in the age of globalization. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 1 (4). pp. 109-113.

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With the rising incidence and prevalence of cancer in Asia–Pacific, the need for adequate cancer education of medical graduates in the region has become particularly urgent. There are 769 medical schools across the Asia–Pacific region in 33 countries serving over 60% of the world population in very diverse socioeconomic environments. This paper discusses some of the challenges for medical education in the Asia–Pacific in light of increasing globalization of health care, including the need to develop global standards in the area of diverse resources and health care priorities. It also points out emerging opportunities including online learning, telemedicine and collaborative educational initiatives across the region.

Item ID: 33936
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1743-7563
Keywords: cancer education; curriculum development; tele-education
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 22:04
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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