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J Med Life. 2012 Feb 22;5(1):16-20. Epub 2012 Mar 5.

Developing an educational scheme for undergraduate medical Curriculum: the unit of "infertility" as a sample.

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  • 1Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.



To present our first experience in scheme development based on CPC philosophy in Iran.


One of the most important reasons of an obvious gap between medical education and professional expectations (outcomes) encountered by recent medical graduates is due to applying conventional curricula, which rely on hypothetical-deductive reasoning model. The University of Calgary has implemented a new curriculum which is organized according to 125 ways in which patients may present to a physician. In this study we will present our first experience in scheme development based on CPC philosophy in Iran.


In 2007, research and clinical center for infertility (Yazd University of medical sciences, IRAN), began developing a full module for infertility (lesson plan) with fourteen components based on the new curricular philosophy. We recruited a scheme of infertility according to a specific way.


Thus, at the first step of the module creation, a scheme was made as the most important mainstay of presentation module, i.e. a structured scheme that includes all causative diseases of infertility.


Any effort in the organization of knowledge around schemes including in the domain of infertility would be valuable to meet some of the standards of WFME. Also, development of modules, by the teams composed of experts and students, can improve the quality of medical education.


CPC; backward reasoning; forward reasoning; infertility; scheme

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