Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the undergraduate medical curriculum: the Southampton experience

Citation
D. Owen et Gt. Lewith, Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the undergraduate medical curriculum: the Southampton experience, MED EDUC, 35(1), 2001, pp. 73-77
Citations number
5
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Health Care Sciences & Services
Journal title
MEDICAL EDUCATION
ISSN journal
0308-0110 → ACNP
Volume
35
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
73 - 77
Database
ISI
SICI code
0308-0110(200101)35:1<73:CAAM(I>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
Objective We describe the planning, development and evaluation of a special study module (SSM) on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) as part of the Southampton Medical School undergraduate curriculum. Aim To address how the module was received by students, the themes that eme rged, the effect on student attitudes to CAM and how the teaching aims deve loped into learning objectives. Method Student feedback questionnaires and regular teaching staff meetings over a period of 3 years. Results The course resulted in a significant change in student attitudes to CAM and was well received by the students. It offered a reflective insight into conventional medicine. We have developed and validated core teaching objectives. Conclusion We hope that our well validated and well received core teaching objectives will provide a broadly applicable base for those who wish to run similar courses.