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Undergraduate teaching in geriatric medicine: mapping the British Geriatrics Society undergraduate curriculum to Tomorrow's Doctors 2009

Forrester-Paton, Calum; Forrester-Paton, Jayne; Gordon, Adam L.; Mitchell, Hannah K.; Bracewell, Nicola; Mjojo, Jocelyn; Masud, Tahir; Gladman, John R.F.; Blundell, Adrian

Authors

Calum Forrester-Paton

Jayne Forrester-Paton

ADAM GORDON Adam.Gordon@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of The Care of Older People

Hannah K. Mitchell

Nicola Bracewell

Jocelyn Mjojo

Tahir Masud

JOHN GLADMAN john.gladman@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Medicine of Older People

Adrian Blundell



Abstract

Introduction: in 2008, the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) developed the Recommended Undergraduate Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine. This was subsequently mapped to the second edition of Tomorrows' Doctors (TD2, 2003). Following the publication of the third edition of Tomorrow's Doctors in 2009 (TD3), the mapping exercise was repeated to verify the extent to which the updated General Medical Council recommendations supported teaching in ageing and geriatric medicine.

Method: we analysed TD3 and identified 48 aspects of its general guidance that were relevant to the teaching of medicine for older people. We then mapped these to the 2009 BGS curriculum.

Results: the BGS curriculum was supported in full by TD3. However, learning outcomes relating to the interpretation and conduct of research in TD3 had no corresponding outcomes in the BGS curriculum.

Conclusion: the BGS curriculum for medical undergraduates continues to provide a specific and complete list of learning objectives, all of which could help to operationalise the general statements made in TD3 with relation to ageing and geriatric medicine. Learning outcomes in research in frail older patients have been added following this mapping exercise.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 6, 2014
Journal Age and Ageing
Print ISSN 0002-0729
Electronic ISSN 1468-2834
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue 3
APA6 Citation Forrester-Paton, C., Forrester-Paton, J., Gordon, A. L., Mitchell, H. K., Bracewell, N., Mjojo, J., …Blundell, A. (2014). Undergraduate teaching in geriatric medicine: mapping the British Geriatrics Society undergraduate curriculum to Tomorrow's Doctors 2009. Age and Ageing, 43(3), https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afu024
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afu024
Keywords undergraduate medical education, curriculum, geriatrics, medical education, older people
Publisher URL https://academic.oup.com/ageing/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/ageing/afu024
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Age and Ageing following peer review. The version of record: Calum Forrester-Paton, Jayne Forrester-Paton, Adam Lee Gordon, Hannah K. Mitchell, Nicola Bracewell, Jocelyn Mjojo, Tahir Masud, John R. F. Gladman, Adrian Blundell; Undergraduate teaching in geriatric medicine: mapping the British Geriatrics Society undergraduate curriculum to Tomorrow's Doctors 2009. Age Ageing 2014; 43 (3): 436-439. is available online at: https://academic.oup.co.../10.1093/ageing/afu024. doi:10.1093/ageing/afu024

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