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

Forrester-Paton, Calum and Forrester-Paton, Jayne and Gordon, Adam L. and Mitchell, Hannah K. and Bracewell, Nicola and Mjojo, Jocelyn and Masud, Tahir and Gladman, John R.F. and Blundell, Adrian (2014) Undergraduate teaching in geriatric medicine: mapping the British Geriatrics Society undergraduate curriculum to Tomorrow's Doctors 2009. Age and Ageing, 43 (3). pp. 436-439. ISSN 1468-2834

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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.

Item Type: Article
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.com/ageing/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/ageing/afu024. doi:10.1093/ageing/afu024
Keywords: undergraduate medical education, curriculum, geriatrics, medical education, older people
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing
Identification Number: 10.1093/ageing/afu024
Depositing User: Dziunka, Patricia
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 09:20
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2017 11:21
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/40873

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