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Developing a Competency-based Curriculum in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology - A Delphi Study among Physicians.

Midlöv, Patrik LU ; Höglund, Peter LU ; Eriksson, Tommy LU ; Diehl, Annika LU and Edgren, Gudrun LU (2015) In Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology 117(6). p.413-420
Abstract
A new curriculum is planned for the medical school at Lund University, Sweden. Pharmacology, in a broad sense, has been identified as a subject that needs to be strengthened based on needs in the healthcare system. The aim was to identify the competencies in basic and clinical pharmacology that a newly qualified physician needs. Using a modified three-round Delphi technique, 31 physicians were invited to list necessary competencies (round 1). After content analysis, these panel members classified the list by importance on two occasions (rounds 2 and 3) using a 4-point scale (4 = necessary, 3 = desirable, 2 = useful, 1 = not necessary). Competencies with the highest ranks based on necessity were retained. Thirty physicians accepted the... (More)
A new curriculum is planned for the medical school at Lund University, Sweden. Pharmacology, in a broad sense, has been identified as a subject that needs to be strengthened based on needs in the healthcare system. The aim was to identify the competencies in basic and clinical pharmacology that a newly qualified physician needs. Using a modified three-round Delphi technique, 31 physicians were invited to list necessary competencies (round 1). After content analysis, these panel members classified the list by importance on two occasions (rounds 2 and 3) using a 4-point scale (4 = necessary, 3 = desirable, 2 = useful, 1 = not necessary). Competencies with the highest ranks based on necessity were retained. Thirty physicians accepted the invitation and 25 (83%) of them completed all three rounds. Round 1 resulted in 258 suggestions, which were subsequently reduced to 95 competencies. Of these 95 competencies, 40 were considered necessary by at least 75% of the panel members. The degree of consensus increased between round 2 and round 3. Using a modified Delphi technique, we identified 40 competencies that could be transferred to learning outcomes for a new curriculum in basic and clinical pharmacology at medical school. (Less)
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  author       = {Midlöv, Patrik and Höglund, Peter and Eriksson, Tommy and Diehl, Annika and Edgren, Gudrun},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {413--420},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology},
  title        = {Developing a Competency-based Curriculum in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology - A Delphi Study among Physicians.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcpt.12436},
  volume       = {117},
  year         = {2015},
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