Curriculum Integration in Medical Education: A Theoretical Review
Received Date: Mar 05, 2014 / Accepted Date: Mar 26, 2014 / Published Date: Apr 01, 2014
Integration seeks to break down the barriers between the subject areas in order to provide students with better learning opportunities that facilitate the development of knowledge that is relevant and meaningful to clinical practice, deep and retrievable, and amenable to alteration, updating, and development as a part of an ongoing process of lifelong learning.
The subject of curriculum integration has been under discussion off and on for the last half century, with a resurgence occurring over the past decade. The "explosion" of knowledge, the increase of state mandates related to myriad issues, fragmented teaching schedules, concerns about curriculum relevancy, and a lack of connections and relationships among disciplines have all been cited as reasons for a move towards an integrated curriculum.
Keywords: Integration; Curriculum; Course; Discipline; Cognitive; Medical education; Learning theories
Citation: Atwa HS, Gouda EM (2014) Curriculum Integration in Medical Education: A Theoretical Review. Intel Prop Rights 2: 113. Doi: 10.4172/2375-4516.1000113
Copyright: ©2014 Atwa HS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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