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15. Grazer Konferenz – Qualität der Lehre: Teaching and Learning – Expanding our Resources

28. - 30. April 2011 Wien, Österreich

Core competency based curriculum for medicine practice: a questionnaire survey

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  • corresponding author Nurka Pranjic - University of Tuzla, Department of Occupational Health, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Ursula MacEvilly - Dublin Institute of Technology, School of Biological Sciences, Dublin, Ireland
  • Andre Govaert - Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, Gent, Belgium
  • Chris Van Keer - Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, Gent, Belgium
  • Geert De Lepeleer - Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, Gent, Belgium
  • Maeve Moynihan - Dublin Institute of Technology, School of Biological Sciences, Dublin, Ireland
  • Azra Kurti - University of Tuzla, Department of Occupational Health, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Farid Ljuca - University of Tuzla, Department of Occupational Health, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Merisa Imamovic-Kuluglic - University of Tuzla, Department of Occupational Health, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

15. Grazer Konferenz – Qualität der Lehre: Teaching and Learning – expanding our resources. Wien, Österreich, 28.-30.04.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. Doc11grako35

DOI: 10.3205/11grako35, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11grako350

Veröffentlicht: 25. April 2012

© 2012 Pranjic et al.
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Introduction: The core competences based curriculum for medicine practice would include knowledge and understanding of the basic, clinical, behavioral and social sciences, including public health and population medicine, and medical ethics relevant to the practice of medicine; attitudes and clinical skills. The aim of this survey is to evaluate core physicians competencies which were accepted in teaching process during undergraduate study in Medical Faculty University of Tuzla among primary care physicians with <5 years of working experience.

Methods: The questionnaire survey was conducted among internal stakeholders of Medical school Tuzla (teaching staff, students from third to sixth study year and administrative staff), and external stakeholders of Tuzla Canton Primary Health Care Institutions (physicians with <5 years working experiences; management staff) in 2009. The respondents were asked about 25 core competencies in terms of importance and related to their inclusion should know and/or be able to do among stakeholders has been completed. The questionnaires include 22 items to be responded scored to on 6-point Likert- type response format: 0, never; 2, rarely 3, sometimes; 4, often; 6, every day; or 0, not at al to 6, very much.

Results: The total number of participants in this survey was 511 of out 710. Overall response rate was 72.2%. Each of out 25 competencies received strong support (88 to 99% of internal and external stakeholders). But only two competencies were marked completely agree in relation to implementation that in the undergraduate curricula skills. Statistical comparisons of the item responses between practitioners and internal faculty stakeholders were significantly different on 9 of the items. There were related to the assessment the patients mental states; ability to provide immediate care of medical emergences including first aid; carry out practical procedures; apply the principles of evidence based medicine; promotion of health; ability to work autonomously when necessary, ability to team work, capacity to learn (life long learning), ability to lead others (competencies which is need include to develop curriculum for medicine practice).

Conclusion: Results were found which competences/ learning outcomes are sufficiently important to merit inclusion in Tuzla medical degree programmes in Tuzla. Key words: competency, curricula, practitioners, internal and external stakeholders


Acknowledgement

This work was supported by the grant No.: JEP 41055-2006; EU TEMPUS-CARDS Project “The role of stakeholders in quality assurance procedures at BIH medical faculties, STAKA”, 2007-2009. I thank my EU and B&H partners, students, deans, teachers, Ministry of Health representative, physicians for their contributions in this research.