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Geriatrik är ett försummat ämne i svensk läkarutbildning "Äldreparadoxen" kräver rejäl satsning

Axelsson, Johan LU ; Elmståhl, Sölve LU and Akner, Gunnar (2006) In Läkartidningen 103(44). p.3361-3365
Abstract
A survey at all six medical faculties in Sweden in the spring 2004 showed that basic medical schooling (Medical School) only included an average of 59 full hours of geriatrics, with a fivefold variation between universities (19 to 106 hours). This is despite the fact that the need for geriatric skills in the health care sector is steadily increasing. A test of general knowledge in geriatrics just before the tenth-semester geriatrics course in Malmö/Lund suggested that previous courses do not provide the necessary knowledge in geriatric medicine. The need of increased geriatrics training during medical school is pressing. Proposed measures to be taken are: i) designing and implementation of a joint Swedish core curriculum in geriatrics, ii)... (More)
A survey at all six medical faculties in Sweden in the spring 2004 showed that basic medical schooling (Medical School) only included an average of 59 full hours of geriatrics, with a fivefold variation between universities (19 to 106 hours). This is despite the fact that the need for geriatric skills in the health care sector is steadily increasing. A test of general knowledge in geriatrics just before the tenth-semester geriatrics course in Malmö/Lund suggested that previous courses do not provide the necessary knowledge in geriatric medicine. The need of increased geriatrics training during medical school is pressing. Proposed measures to be taken are: i) designing and implementation of a joint Swedish core curriculum in geriatrics, ii) integration of gerontology and geriatrics into all relevant courses across the five and a half years of undergraduate education, and iii) an expansion of the existing geriatrics course, with its own exam. (Less)
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Geriatrics neglected in Swedish medical education. "The elderly paradox" requires a substantial effort
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Läkarutbildning, Klinisk kompetens, Geriatrik
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Läkartidningen
volume
103
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44
pages
3361 - 3365
publisher
Swedish Medical Association
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  • pmid:17152256
  • scopus:33751050551
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0023-7205
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Swedish
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  series       = {Läkartidningen},
  title        = {Geriatrik är ett försummat ämne i svensk läkarutbildning "Äldreparadoxen" kräver rejäl satsning},
  volume       = {103},
  year         = {2006},
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