Ruralising medical curricula: the importance of context in problem design

Hays, Richard, and Gupta, Tarun Sen (2003) Ruralising medical curricula: the importance of context in problem design. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 11 (1). pp. 15-17.

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The establishment of a new medical school in northern Australia, with its focus on preparing graduates to understand the health care needs of the regional population, has raised an interesting issue in problem design for teaching and assessing in an integrated curriculum. This issue is the extent to which the clinical content of a teaching or assessment problem should consider more subtle contextual issues that help to define the different roles played by rural practitioners, rather than what might be regarded as appropriate for 'generic' medical education. This brief paper provides example case studies that highlight the challenge facing curriculum designers developing programs for rural clinical schools.

Item ID: 5946
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1584
Keywords: assessment; indigenous health; medical education; rural health; curriculum design
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2010 00:47
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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