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Identifying the core curriculum: the Liverpool approach

Bligh, John 1995. Identifying the core curriculum: the Liverpool approach. Medical Teacher 17 (4) , pp. 383-390. 10.3109/01421599509036774

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As medical schools in the United Kingdom revise their undergraduate curricula in response to the General Medical Council's recommendations, a variety of models for the identification of core content are emerging. This paper describes elements of the approach being adopted in Liverpool where a problem-based and community-orientated course is being developed for introduction in 1996. The new five-year course is divided into three phases with problem-based learning throughout the first four years. The curriculum in phase 2 (years 2–4) follows the human life cycle with students revisiting material introduced in phase 1 (year 1), Phase 3 is an intensive clinical year emphasizing clinical management and incorporating day release to prepare students for postgraduate study. The faculty have adopted an objective-driven, iterative method using small groups of staff to identify core content.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
ISSN: 0142-159X
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 03:24

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