Difficulties in teaching occupational medicine to undergraduates stem from the reduced availability of teaching time and the perception of the specialty.
Recent changes in the General Medical Council curricular framework have permitted the development of a special study module (options course) in occupational medicine, in which a small number of motivated undergraduates elected to participate and which was adequately resourced.
This course laid particular emphasis on changing students'attitudes towards the specialty, self-learning techniques, problem-solving and other skills such as workplace assessment.
The objectives, content and teaching methods of the course are described, as is a preliminary evaluation.
It is suggested that other medical schools should adopt and refine this approach in order to improve the quality of undergraduate training in at least a proportion of the output of medical schools.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enseignement universitaire, Formation professionnelle, Médecine travail, Programme enseignement, Spécialité médicale, Personnel sanitaire, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Higher education, Occupational training, Occupational medicine, Educational program, Medical specialty, Health staff, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0050900
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199608.