Renewing the curriculum to more effectively accommodate clinical rotation: an overview of an ALTC Priority Program project
Cameron, L, Dalziel, J & Dalziel, B 2008, 'Renewing the curriculum to more effectively accommodate clinical rotation: an overview of an ALTC Priority Program project', in L Cameron & J Dalziel (eds.), Proceedings of The 3rd International LAMS & Learning Design Conference 2008: Perspectives on Learning Design, Sydney, NSW, 5 December, LAMS Foundation, Sydney, NSW, pp. 50-58. ISBN 9781741383041
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Traditional medical curriculum approaches to clerkship involve all students returning to campus one or two days a week for lectures – however, this approach is poorly suited to modern hospital rotation practices (in which different student groups attend different hospital specialties, e.g. oncology or paediatrics) and most importantly, all students attend the same lecture on the designated weekly topic, rather than individually focusing their study on topic areas relevant to their particular hospital experiences. The project seeks to renew the curriculum and teaching methods of the crucial latter years of medical training through a flexibly delivered, student-centred approach based on innovative technologies. This paper outlines the scope of the project and the presentation will discuss its progress to date.