Factors influencing curricular reform; an Irish perspective

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/565658
Title:
Factors influencing curricular reform; an Irish perspective
Authors:
Ferris, Helena Ann; Joyce, Pauline
Affiliation:
RCSI, Dublin. TCD Dublin
Citation:
Factors Influencing Curricular Reform; an Irish Perspective 2015, 4 (2) International Journal of Higher Education
Publisher:
Sciedu Press
Journal:
International Journal of Higher Education
Issue Date:
23-Feb-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/565658
DOI:
10.5430/ijhe.v4n2p38
Additional Links:
http://www.sciedu.ca/journal/index.php/ijhe/article/view/6379
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
There are various influences and obstacles when planning an educational curriculum. The imprint of globalisation on the landscape of Irish medicine highlights the importance of delivering a diverse curriculum with international dimensions so that knowledge and skills can transfer across borders. It is also clear that medical emigration has a negative impact on the delivery of services in Ireland and in maintaining a sustainable workforce. In addition, financial constraints will always play a role in the logistics of medical education and it is important that more cost effective virtual learning modules are incorporated into to the traditional classroom based approach. Further research is needed into career satisfaction within medicine. One needs to try to understand what motivates doctors to stay within the Irish medical system, so that a curriculum with retention of graduates in mind can be designed. If a culture of education, guidance and support is fostered in our universities and hospitals, there is hope that a strong, competent and resilient breed of doctors will emerge to serve future generations.
Keywords:
EDUCATION; MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
ISSN:
1927-6052; 1927-6044

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFerris, Helena Annen
dc.contributor.authorJoyce, Paulineen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T14:57:05Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-05T14:57:05Zen
dc.date.issued2015-02-23en
dc.identifier.citationFactors Influencing Curricular Reform; an Irish Perspective 2015, 4 (2) International Journal of Higher Educationen
dc.identifier.issn1927-6052en
dc.identifier.issn1927-6044en
dc.identifier.doi10.5430/ijhe.v4n2p38en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/565658en
dc.descriptionThere are various influences and obstacles when planning an educational curriculum. The imprint of globalisation on the landscape of Irish medicine highlights the importance of delivering a diverse curriculum with international dimensions so that knowledge and skills can transfer across borders. It is also clear that medical emigration has a negative impact on the delivery of services in Ireland and in maintaining a sustainable workforce. In addition, financial constraints will always play a role in the logistics of medical education and it is important that more cost effective virtual learning modules are incorporated into to the traditional classroom based approach. Further research is needed into career satisfaction within medicine. One needs to try to understand what motivates doctors to stay within the Irish medical system, so that a curriculum with retention of graduates in mind can be designed. If a culture of education, guidance and support is fostered in our universities and hospitals, there is hope that a strong, competent and resilient breed of doctors will emerge to serve future generations.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSciedu Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciedu.ca/journal/index.php/ijhe/article/view/6379en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Higher Educationen
dc.subjectEDUCATIONen
dc.subjectMEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAININGen
dc.titleFactors influencing curricular reform; an Irish perspectiveen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRCSI, Dublin. TCD Dublinen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Higher Educationen
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