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Document ID (ISN)111808
CIS number 11-0480
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shanahan E.M., Lindemann I., Ahern M.J.
Title Engaging medical students in occupational and environmental medicine - A new approach
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.60, No.7, p.566-568. 10 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to renew a curriculum in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) within a graduate medical programme in Australia, with an emphasis on student involvement to maximize their interest in the topic. A second year student cohort of a four-year graduate medical programme was surveyed as to their preferences for the content of a short course of OEM embedded in their medical course. The course was extensively rewritten as a result of the student survey, with a number of topics deleted from the old course and new topics added. In order to validate the content of the new course, local occupational physicians (OPs) were also surveyed as to their opinion of an appropriate curriculum in OEM for medical students. The new course was taught to the subsequent cohort of second year medical students. The students' ratings of the course pre- and post-revision were compared. The student satisfaction rates of the course significantly improved as a result of the changes. The content of the student-led curriculum was mostly similar to the course proposed by the local OP with a few key exceptions.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; occupational medicine; university training
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; survey; programme evaluation; industrial physicians
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion