Medical Education: Past, Present and Future

By Kenneth Calman, KCB, MD, PhD, FRCS, F Med Sci, FRSE
Handing on Learning
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Highly Commended - BMA Awards 2007 - "I would certainly reccomend this book to all in Medical Education"

Medical education, both for undergraduate and postgraduate students and for those training in their chosen specialty, is currently undergoing great change. In Medical Education: Past, Presant and Future: Handing on Learning, Sir Kenneth Calman puts this change in its proper historical context and also examines the current upheavals and their implications for the future.

Key Features
  • An ambitious but timely project made readable and specific by the use of a case-based approach - a book of this range and type has not been attempted since the early 20th century
  • Written by a known expert in the field and therefore individualistic - but with a real insider's attributes of being able to discriminate between what does and does not matter - the insider viewpoint - especially of someone so recently involved at the centre of political and educational debate
  • The overall theme of "regulation" covers not just the professionals' viewpoint but also the public's - and therefore covers political influences on the educational and regulatory process
ISBN 9780443074738
Table of Content Part 1: The Past: Introduction. Ancient medicine: the beginnings of the art. Arabian medicine and the rise of the universities. Renaissance and reformation: books, bodies, blood and branding irons. Knowledge begins to grow: the 18th century. Resistance and reform: the 19th century. Bridging the centuries: America leads the way. The education revolution: the 20th century. Even more change: the last 15 years, 1990-2006

Part 2: The present: The themes. The aim of medicine: the roles and boundaries of the profession. The quest for competence: defining the professional. The selection of medical students. Learning and teaching in medicine. Beyond learning.

Part 3: The Future: Conclusions.
Author Informaiton By Kenneth Calman, KCB, MD, PhD, FRCS, F Med Sci, FRSE, Vice Chancellor, University of Durham and Chancellor, University of Glasgow
Trim 234 x 156 (6 1/8 x 9 1/4)
Pages 560
Publication Date 17-10-2006
Stock Status Please allow 2 - 3 weeks for delivery
Published Reviews "Kenneth Calman is both a clinician and an academic with a burning and infectious enthusiasm for his domain.

The text is a treasure trove of information (Who was the father of modern medicine - Hippocrates or was it Imhotep?), but perhaps more important than that - it is a text grounded in perspective concerned with the very essence of what practicing medicine is all about!

A fascinating and enjoyable read!

Dr Peter Bowen-Walker
Usefulness to teachers ****
Usefulness to students ****”

Journal of Biological Education. Vol 41(3), summer 2007.
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