Twenty-first century medical schools, postgraduate bodies and other medical education organisations are responding to rapid advances in medicine, healthcare delivery, educational approaches and technology, and globalisation. Differences in geography, culture, history and resources demand diversity amongst educational systems. This important volume is designed to help medical educators working in today’s challenging circumstances by providing an overview of best practices and research in medical education.
Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education provides a practical guide to and theoretical support for the major education challenges facing teachers, managers and policy makers around the world. Highlighting how resources can be used to provide effective and sustainable responses to the key issues facing medical educators, the handbook offers a truly international perspective of best practices with contributing editors and authors from around the globe.
Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education recognises the need to maintain established best practices when appropriate and to respond adaptively to cultural differences and local conditions facing medical education. This topical book deals with the key challenges facing medical education by the different stakeholders including:
- selection and admission of students to study medicine;
- competences necessary for graduates to enable them to recognize and address emerging health issues and policies;
- teaching and learning processes that are necessary to meet tomorrow's challenges;
- approaches to assessment, including the integration of assessment and learning;
- design and management of complex curricula that provide educational strategies to meet regional and global problems.
A unique, diverse and illustrative resource of best practices in medical education, the handbook is stimulating reading for all educators of present and future health care professionals.
Table of Contents
Part 1. The mission of the medical school. 1. Rethinking the mission of the medical school Trevor Gibbs 2. The role of the doctor and the competencies expected from the doctor of the future Stefan Lindgren and David Gordon 3. Why outcome-based education (OBE) is an important development in medical education Ronald M. Harden 4. How many medical students? Matching the number and types of students to a country's needs Victor Lim, Abu Bakar Suleiman and Mei Ling Young Part 2. The student. 5. Should students be admitted to medical school directly from high school or as university graduates? Trudie Roberts and Tadahiko Kozu 6. How do we select students with the necessary abilities? Jon Dowell 7. The secret ingredient: the student's role and how they can be engaged with the curriculum Khalid A. Bin Abdulrahman and Catherine Kennedy 8. Student mobility: a problem and an opportunity Athol Kent and Chivaugn Gordon Part 3. The curriculum. 9. Curriculum planning in the 21st century Ronald M Harden 10. Authentic learning in health professions education: problem-based learning, team-based learning, task-based learning, case-based learning and the blend Hossam Hamdy 11. Introducing early clinical experience in the curriculum Ruy Souza and Antonio Sansevero 12. Benefits and challenges associated with introducing, managing, integrating, and sustaining community-based medical education Regina Helena Petroni Mennin 13. Integration of the sciences basic to medicine and the whole of the curriculum Stewart Mennin 14. Implementing interprofessional education: what have we learning from experience? Dawn Forman and Betsy VanLeit Part 4. Teaching and learning. 15. How can learning be made more effective in medical education? Stewart Mennin 16. New technologies can contribute to a successful educational programme John Sandars Part 5. Assessment. 17. How to implement a meaningful assessment programme Lambert Schuwirth 18. Written and computer-based approaches are valuable tools to assess a learner's competence Reg Dennick 19. More attention is now paid to assessment of clinical competence and on-the-job assessment Vanessa C. Burch Part 6. The medical school. 20. International and transnational models for delivering medical education: the future for medical education John Hamilton and Shajahan Yasin 21. Creating and sustaining medical schools for the 21st century David Wilkinson 22. Recognising leadership and management within the medical school Khalid A. Bin Abdulrahman and Trevor Gibbs 23. How teaching expertise and scholarship can be developed, recognised and rewarded Deborah Simpson, Maryellen E. Gusic and M. Brownell Anderson 24. Accreditation and programme evaluation: ensuring the quality of educational programmes Dan Hunt, Ducksun Ahn, Barbara Barzansky and Donna Waechter Part 7. The future of medical education. 25. Looking toward the future of medical education: fit for purpose Stewart Mennin