Medical Education: Developing a Curriculum for Practice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335216222
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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Della Fish is Professor of Education (postgraduate medicine) at King’s College London and works independently as a researcher and consultant. She has also worked part time as an education advisor in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Postgraduate Deanery for Medical and Dental Education. She has published in medical education and contributed widely to health care literature.



Colin Coles is an education professor at the University of Winchester. Having taught in schools and universities, he became Education Advisor to the Wessex Deanery for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education. He also works as an independent consultant, running workshops and undertaking research and writing. He has published widely within the field of medical education.

Della Fish is Professor of Education (postgraduate medicine) at King’s College London and works independently as a researcher and consultant. She has also worked part time as an education advisor in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Postgraduate Deanery for Medical and Dental Education. She has published in medical education and contributed widely to health care literature.

Colin Coles is an education professor at the University of Winchester. Having taught in schools and universities, he became Education Advisor to the Wessex Deanery for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education. He also works as an independent consultant, running workshops and undertaking research and writing. He has published widely within the field of medical education.

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Table of Contents

1 Developing rigorous curricula for medical practice in the twenty-first century : a matter of urgency 11
2 The practice of curriculum design : its principles, processes, components and logic 29
3 Clarifying curriculum aims : the practice of education, its nature and expertise 56
4 Clarifying values : professionalism in practice - stories from the field of medicine 81
5 Analysing the context : the nature of practice in medicine - a survey of the field 104
6 Clarifying the content : the nature of professional knowledge in medicine 126
7 Selecting appropriate educational strategies : how doctors learn to practise 147
8 Getting assessment right : identifying and recording doctors' educational achievements in the clinical setting 168
9 From problematic to procedural matters : setting the regulations for supporting and managing the curriculum on the ground 189
10 Shaping an evaluation policy : some principles, values and practices for developing and refining a curriculum 201
11 Some principles of change : the problems of curriculum development and ways forward 225
12 Developing a curriculum for postgraduate medicine at the local, intermediate and national level 235
App A response to the consultation on curriculum for the foundation years in postgraduate medical education and training (November 2004) 243
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