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UCL Medical School News
UCLMS Medical Education Conference - Transitions in Medical Education
May 07, 2013 09:15AM
Booking has now opened for our third Medical Education Conference on the 12th June 2013!Read more...
UCLMS Seminar: 'Practicing professionalism in an age of digital social networking': exploring the digital divide
Mar 22, 2013 12:18PM
Dr Scott Rice – Practicing professionalism in an age of digital social networking: exploring the digital divideRead more...
UCL Medical School Hubs
Mar 22, 2013 12:17PM
We’re very pleased to announce that the first stage of a major estates upgrade for UCL Medical School is now underway. The upgrade is designed to develop Student HUBS and enhanced teaching space at each of our 3 main campuses. Plans and progress will be published on the UCLMS website as the projects develop at each site.Read more...
NHS Change Day: do something better together
Feb 15, 2013 16:54PM
NHS Change Day will take place on 13.03.13. It will be one day during which the collective energy, creativity and ideas of thousands of NHS staff, and those who support the NHS, in all areas of work and right across the country, will demonstrate how one simple action or new idea can make a difference and improve care for patients, their families and their carers. The team behind NHS Change Day are asking people to make pledges of an action or idea. You can see our pledge on the NHS Change Day pledge wall .Read more...
Speak Up! The 2013 National Student Survey seeks your views
Feb 12, 2013 10:26AM
Speak up!Read more...
Background and Progress
The New Curriculum
UCL Medical School is devising and implementing a New Curriculum which builds on the strengths of the current MBBS programme and new opportunities within the School of Life and Medical Sciences and UCLP. With an emphasis on scientific rigour, clinical reasoning and professionalism, achieved through greater integration and better application of educational methods, the new curriculum will prepare The UCL Doctor for the contemporary healthcare environment.
This initiative is being
led by Professor Jane Dacre, UCL’s Director of Medical Education, with Dr
Deborah Gill, Sub Dean for Curriculum Development in charge of the day-to-day
operations. Sir John Tooke is the Project Sponsor. All governance and work
groups include representatives from academic and administrative staff, NHS
partners, patients associations and the medical student body.
The MBBS review began in 2007, involved extensive consultation with over 600 stakeholders, and made a series of wide ranging recommendations about the MBBS programme at UCL. The first phase of its implementation began in early 2008 and was mainly concerned with structural and organisational changes that would allow the review’s educational recommendations to be implemented. These were completed in late 2009, after which the team began to concentrate on the content and organisation of the programme, with a strong focus on the student experience throughout the course. This phase was timed to coincide with the new version of Tomorrow’s Doctors, to ensure that these GMC recommendations were taken into account.
A Steering Group and a series of Working Groups were established to focus on four key areas of the recommendations: integration of the programme, both horizontally and vertically, learning objectives and curriculum map for the programme; creative teaching and learning methods ; implementation and delivery across the university and healthcare delivery settings; and financial implications of the changes. These groups were lead by, respectively, Professor Mike Gilbey & Dr Anita Berlin; Professor Peter Delves; Dr Gavin Johnson; and Professor Jane Dacre. They produced a summary steering group report and a set of principles in early 2010, which formed the basis of the strategic direction and proposed changes, and an implementation report in February 2011, describing how the changes might be implemented. Work has now started on detailed planning of the changeover to the New Curriculum, which will be followed by all UCL medical students from September 2012.
Many elements of the new curriculum need a significant lead time before implementation due to their complex demands on academic and administrative staff, the requirement for further consultation and the need for appropriate notification of existing and incoming students.
Some aspects of the New Curriculum have already been implemented in the last academic year (2010/11): these focused on changes to the first two years of the course and to the final ’preparation for practice’ year.
2011/12 has been a busy year of further implementation, pilots and prototypes and extensive evaluation and student and teacher feedback. These include the introduction of a new foundation module, a new patient pathway and the introduction of an authentic NHS e-portfolio. There has also been a number of transitional changes to the old curriculum to allow seamless transfer of students between curricula and extensive planning work for all of the new horizontal and vertical modules: from aims through to assessment .
The new curriculum will become fully operational in September 2012/13 welcoming new students for the first time and with existing students moving across to the new programme.
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