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Med Educ. 2001 Jan;35(1):73-7.

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

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School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.

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 emerged, the effect on student attitudes to CAM and how the teaching aims developed 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.

CONCLUSIONS:

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.

PMID:
11123599
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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