Health and Disease: Curriculum for the 21st Century Medical Students

Paul Ganguly (Editor)
College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED078000



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Due largely to the explosion of information related to molecular medicine, the introduction of new courses and concepts behind professional skill, medical ethics and mechanism of actions of new drugs, the medical curriculum has now become more crowded than ever. This is complicated by the fact that the time to study medicine has become compressed over the past two decades. Thus, if we have to bring 21st century curriculum to the medical students we must be innovative in terms of our approach to design a very compact curriculum in the presence of decreased contact hours to fulfill the need of more integration.

The present book highlights the evolution of the medical curriculum and describes a state-of the-art approach that indicates the essential points behind designing a curricular map. Care has been taken to bring a concept that no particular curriculum may fit to the need of a medical school and thus it is necessary to fine tune a system that is ever rolling and dynamic in the context of medical education. The book not only addresses issues behind designing a curriculum for 21st century medical students but emphasizes key issues such as integration, evaluation and assessment, students’ feedback and 21st century modalities necessary for clinical and laboratory skill. The book is the first of its kind to address “Health and Disease” through understanding of the medical curriculum and should be very valuable to all medical educationists. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - History of the Medical Curriculum (pp. 1-26)
S. Schofield (Centre for Medical Education, University of Dundee, UK)

Chapter 2 - State-of-the Art Curriculum for the 21st Century Medical Students (pp. 27-40)
Ahmed Yaqinuddin, Wael Al-Kattan and Khaled Al-Kattan (College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, KSA)

Chapter 3 - Medical Curriculum: Does One Size Fit All? (pp. 41-64)
H. Thomas Aretz (Global Programs, Partners HealthCare International, Boston, MA, USA)

Chapter 4 - Integration is the Key (pp. 65-78)
Sabri Kemahli (Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 5 - Curriculum Mapping in the Disease Pathway (pp. 79-90)
Shabih H. Zaidi (American University of Barbados, School of Medicine, Bridgetown, Barbados)

Chapter 6 - Interprofessional Education (IPE): The Next Chapter in Health Professions Education (pp. 91-104)
N. Lynn Eckhert (Partners HealthCare International, Boston, MA, US)

Chapter 7 - Molecular Medicine Is Where Chronic Diseases, Nutrition and Physical Activity Intersect: A Suggestion on How to Deal ChronicDiseases in the Biomedical Curriculum (pp. 105-138)
Bernhard H. J. Juurlink and Abdulhadi A. Al-Amodi (College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and others)

Chapter 8 - Clinical Skills: How Best Can We Deliver? (pp. 139-158)
Muhammed Zafar and Naif Al-Otaibi (Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 9 - The Why, the What and the How of Simulation Based Education: Preparing for the Future (pp. 159-192)
N. Harrison, L. Owen, S. Somerville, K. Stirling and J. Ker (University of Dundee, UK)

Chapter 10 - Enhancing Laboratory Medicine Teaching through Constructive Alignment of the Medical Curriculum (pp. 193-204)
Ahlam Alshedoukhy, Abiola Senok and Khurshid Anwar (Department of Pathology & Pharmacology & Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, KSA)

Chapter 11 - Evaluation and Assessment of a Curriculum: How Do We Do That? (pp. 205-234)
Akef Obeidat (Alfaisal University, KSA)

Chapter 12 - Medical Curriculum: Students’ Perspectives (pp. 235-258)
Ayman Mohamed Awad Mohamed, Mohammed Marwan Dabbagh, Al-Awwab Mohammad Dabaliz, Abdulazeez Abdulmajeed Barakat, Elhaitham Khaled Ahmed and Akef Obeidat (Alfaisal University, KSA)


Audience: Medical educationists for all medical schools

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