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


Owen, D. and Lewith, G.T. (2001) Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the undergraduate medical curriculum: the Southampton experience. Medical Education, 35, (1), 73-77. (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2923.2001.00762.x).

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Description/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.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Infection, Inflammation and Repair
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Community Clinical Sciences
ePrint ID: 24433
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:13
Contact Email Address: gl3@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/24433

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