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Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education

The cultural politics of education, development and childhood

Edited by: Khalid A. Bin Abdulrahman , Stewart Mennin , Ronald M. Harden , Catherine Kennedy

Print publication date:  July  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415815734
eBook ISBN: 9780203066201
Adobe ISBN: 9781135072667

10.4324/9780203066201
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Book description

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

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Rethinking the mission of the medical school Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The role of the doctor and the competencies expected from the doctor of the future Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Why Outcome-based education (OBE) is an important development in medical education Download PDF
Chapter  4:  How many medical students? Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Should students be admitted to medical school directly from high school or as university graduates? Download PDF
Chapter  6:  How do we select students with the necessary abilities? Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The secret ingredient Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Student mobility Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Curriculum planning in the 21st century Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Authentic learning in health professions education Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Introducing early clinical experience in the curriculum Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Benefits and challenges associated with introducing, managing, integrating and sustaining community-based medical education Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Integration of the sciences basic to medicine and the whole of the curriculum Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Implementing interprofessional education Download PDF
Chapter  15:  How can learning be made more effective in medical education? Download PDF
Chapter  16:  New technologies can contribute to a successful educational programme Download PDF
Chapter  17:  How to implement a meaningful assessment programme Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Written and computer-based approaches are valuable tools to assess a learner’s competence Download PDF
Chapter  19:  More attention is now paid to assessment of clinical competence and on-the-job assessment Download PDF
Chapter  20:  International and transnational models for delivering medical education Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Creating and sustaining medical schools for the 21st century Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Recognising leadership and management within the medical school Download PDF
Chapter  23:  How teaching expertise and scholarship can be developed, recognised and rewarded Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Accreditation and programme evaluation Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Looking toward the future of medical education Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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