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Building research capacity through community-based projects

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Abstract


  • Context and setting Research during general practitioner

    (GP) training has historically been underrepresented

    in the medical curriculum. Few GPs in

    Australia have postgraduate research qualifications

    and few engage actively in research. The development

    of an integrated and innovative curriculum at an

    Australian university provides a unique opportunity to

    embed research and critical analysis (RCA) at every

    stage of the programme.

    The RCA theme is one of four core components of

    the medical curriculum; the others are personal

    and professional development, clinical competencies

    and medical sciences. The graduate medical

    programme is a 4-year course, which includes a

    12-month GP placement in a rural, regional or

    remote community in New South Wales. Presently,

    this programme is into its third year and the first

    cohort of 68 students recently commenced their

    12-month placement. This paper outlines one strategy

    to develop students’ RCA skills during this placement.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Weston, K. M., Mullan, J. & McLennan, P. L. (2010). Building research capacity through community-based projects. Medical Education, 44 (5), 496-497.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77950650646

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1050&context=medpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/48

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 496

End Page


  • 497

Volume


  • 44

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Context and setting Research during general practitioner

    (GP) training has historically been underrepresented

    in the medical curriculum. Few GPs in

    Australia have postgraduate research qualifications

    and few engage actively in research. The development

    of an integrated and innovative curriculum at an

    Australian university provides a unique opportunity to

    embed research and critical analysis (RCA) at every

    stage of the programme.

    The RCA theme is one of four core components of

    the medical curriculum; the others are personal

    and professional development, clinical competencies

    and medical sciences. The graduate medical

    programme is a 4-year course, which includes a

    12-month GP placement in a rural, regional or

    remote community in New South Wales. Presently,

    this programme is into its third year and the first

    cohort of 68 students recently commenced their

    12-month placement. This paper outlines one strategy

    to develop students’ RCA skills during this placement.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Weston, K. M., Mullan, J. & McLennan, P. L. (2010). Building research capacity through community-based projects. Medical Education, 44 (5), 496-497.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-77950650646

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1050&context=medpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/48

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 496

End Page


  • 497

Volume


  • 44

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom