McKinley, RK, Bartlett, M, Coventry, P, Gay, SP, Gibson, SH, Hays, RB and Jones, RG (2015) The systematic development of a novel integrated spiral undergraduate course in general practice. Education for Primary Care, 26 (3). 189 -196. ISSN 1475-990X

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In 2007 Keele University School of Medicine rolled out its novel curriculum to which general
practice makes a major contribution. In this paper we describe the systematic approach we
took to developing the GP curriculum; from the underlying educational principles which
guided its development, the subsequent decisions we made to the curriculum itself. This
consists of 23 weeks of clinical placements in general practice; four weeks in year 3, four
weeks in year 4 and 15 weeks in year 5. We describe the steps which were necessary to
prepare for the implementation of the GP curriculum.
We consider that the successful implementation of our general practice contribution is a
result of our systematic identification of these principles, the clearly articulated design
decisions and the systematic preparation for implementation involving the academic GP
team and all our potential teaching practices.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Education for Primary Care on 1 October 2016 available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum, curriculum development, primary care, undergraduate education, academic fellows, deprivation, postgraduate education, recruitment, retention
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Primary Care Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 10:56
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2021 09:38

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