Medical education and the GCSE generation-a transferable activity-skills programme in medical sociology

Nicholas J. Fox, Caroline Dryden

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The first major intake of medical students who studied the new GCSE occurred in Autumn 1990. These students have experienced a range of student-centred educational approaches to learning, but medical education in the UK remains committed to teacher-centred approaches. This mismatch of expectations is discussed. An innovative course in medical sociology at the University of Sheffield is reported, which illustrates student-centred learning approaches including transferable activity-skills development and self-assessment profiling. An innovative approach to course evaluation is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalMedical Teacher
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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