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TitleLearning needs in a medical curriculum in Hong Kong
 
AuthorsChan, LK1
Ip, MSM1
Patil, NG1
Prosser, M1
 
KeywordsCurriculum
Education
Medical
Teaching/methods
Undergraduate
 
Issue Date2011
 
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
 
CitationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2011, v. 17 n. 3, p. 202-207 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractObjective To survey medical graduates from the University of Hong Kong on how well they perceived their learning needs had been fulfilled by the old (before 1997) and the new (after 1997) curricula. Design Retrospective questionnaire survey. Setting The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Participants Medical graduates from the University of Hong Kong who graduated between 1997 and 2006 were invited to complete a questionnaire online or in paper form; 1997-2001 graduates were trained under the old curriculum, and 2002-2006 graduates under the new curriculum. Results The response rate was 23%.Thesurvey showed thatthe graduates of both curricula felt that research skills, population health, and ophthalmology were not emphasised enough in the medical programme. In addition, some graduates of the old curriculum mentioned interpersonal skills, ethics and professionalism, and language skills, which were pinpointed in the curriculum reform in 1997. Some graduates of the new curriculum mentioned anatomy, microbiology, and diagnostic radiology. Graduates of both the old and the new curricula perceived the same top five areas as being lacking in their respective curricula, in relationship to their clinical career and personal growth, namely: business administration, law, professional English, life coaching, and humanities. A small percentage of graduates also took courses in these areas after graduation. Conclusions The survey showed that the curriculum reform in 1997 at the University of Hong Kong had correctly pinpointed some of the learning needs. The survey also identified educational needs in the existing curriculum that need to be dealt with in the forthcoming curriculum reform in 2012.
 
ISSN1024-2708
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.293
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.contributor.authorChan, LK
 
dc.contributor.authorIp, MSM
 
dc.contributor.authorPatil, NG
 
dc.contributor.authorProsser, M
 
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-26T14:42:43Z
 
dc.date.available2011-08-26T14:42:43Z
 
dc.date.issued2011
 
dc.description.abstractObjective To survey medical graduates from the University of Hong Kong on how well they perceived their learning needs had been fulfilled by the old (before 1997) and the new (after 1997) curricula. Design Retrospective questionnaire survey. Setting The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Participants Medical graduates from the University of Hong Kong who graduated between 1997 and 2006 were invited to complete a questionnaire online or in paper form; 1997-2001 graduates were trained under the old curriculum, and 2002-2006 graduates under the new curriculum. Results The response rate was 23%.Thesurvey showed thatthe graduates of both curricula felt that research skills, population health, and ophthalmology were not emphasised enough in the medical programme. In addition, some graduates of the old curriculum mentioned interpersonal skills, ethics and professionalism, and language skills, which were pinpointed in the curriculum reform in 1997. Some graduates of the new curriculum mentioned anatomy, microbiology, and diagnostic radiology. Graduates of both the old and the new curricula perceived the same top five areas as being lacking in their respective curricula, in relationship to their clinical career and personal growth, namely: business administration, law, professional English, life coaching, and humanities. A small percentage of graduates also took courses in these areas after graduation. Conclusions The survey showed that the curriculum reform in 1997 at the University of Hong Kong had correctly pinpointed some of the learning needs. The survey also identified educational needs in the existing curriculum that need to be dealt with in the forthcoming curriculum reform in 2012.
 
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dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2011, v. 17 n. 3, p. 202-207 [How to Cite?]
 
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2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.293
 
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dc.relation.referencesReferences in Scopus
 
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.subject.meshCurriculum
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong