:: Volume 6, Issue 21 (winter 2019) ::
NPWJM 2019, 6(21): 67-74 Back to browse issues page
Designing an Optimal Pattern of General Medical Course Curriculum: an Effective Step in Enhancing How to Learn
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Introduction: In todaychr('39')s world with a vast amount of information and knowledge, medical students should learn how to become effective physicians. Therefore, the competencies required for lifelong learning in the curriculum must be considered. The purpose of this study was to present a desirable general medical curriculum with emphasis on lifelong learning.
Methods: The present study was Mixed method (qualitative, quantitative). Characteristics of elements of general medical course curriculum with a lifelong learning approach was determined by using semi-structured interview data analysis with experts and scholars and a systematic review of scientific resources. Based on the findings, the conceptual model of the general medical program was designed with a lifelong learning approach inspired by the Akker pattern. The designed model was validated by expert opinion through a semi-structured interview and a researcher-made questionnaire.
Results: The designed pattern has a integrated approach to all competencies of the lifelong learning practitioner in the general medical curriculum. In pattern design, the principles of model, general principles, pattern objectives, pattern philosophy, general medical courses and curriculum elements are considered. The based on result of data quantitative analysis, Model was validated. Regardless to content analysis data qualitative, model was reviewed and presented ultimate of model.
Conclusion: Officers and planners of medical schools are recommended in order to empower general medical students, they will use the model presented in the formulation and presentation of studentschr('39') curriculum.
Keywords: Model, Life long learning, Medical Education, General Medical Curriculum
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/07/7 | Accepted: 2019/07/7 | Published: 2019/07/7

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