The neurosurgical training curriculum in Australia and New Zealand is changing. Why?

Morgan, MK, Clarke, RM, Lyon, PMA, Weidmann, M, Law, A, Laidlaw, J and Gull, S (2005) The neurosurgical training curriculum in Australia and New Zealand is changing. Why?. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 12 2: 115-118. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2004.12.001


Author Morgan, MK
Clarke, RM
Lyon, PMA
Weidmann, M
Law, A
Laidlaw, J
Gull, S
Title The neurosurgical training curriculum in Australia and New Zealand is changing. Why?
Journal name Journal of Clinical Neuroscience   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0967-5868
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jocn.2004.12.001
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 115
End page 118
Total pages 4
Language eng
Abstract The Neurosurgical Advanced Training curriculum of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is currently undergoing change. Given the high standard of neurosurgery in Australia and New Zealand, it may be questioned why such change is necessary. However, the curriculum has not kept pace with developments in professional practice, educational practice or educational theory, particularly in the assessment of medical competence and performance. The curriculum must also adapt to the changing training environment, particularly the effects of reduced working hours, reducing caseloads due to shorter inpatient hospital stays and restricted access to public hospital beds and operating theatres, and the effects of subspecialisation. A formal review of the curriculum is timely. (c) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Clinical Neurology
Neurosciences
Medical Education
Postgraduate
Neurosurgery
Assessment
Evaluation
Curriculum
Qualitative Differences
Medical-students
Performance
Competence
Education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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