The Handbook of the Sociology of Medical Education provides a contemporary introduction to this classic area of sociology by examining the social origin and implications of the epistemological, organizational and demographic challenges facing medical education in the twenty-first century. Beginning with reflections on the historical and theoretical foundations of the sociology of medical education, the collection […]
At the time of writing there are some new lipid-lowering drugs on the market, but attempts to influence atherosclerosis by new mechanisms have unfortunately generally been unsuccessful so far. This article briefly reviews selected developments that may be of interest to the non-specialist practitioner.
A goldmine of theoretical insights and practical suggestions, Achieving Excellence in Medical Education, Second Edition explores the essential question facing medical educators and learners today: What is our vision of educational excellence, and what can we do to enhance our performance? Among the topics explored within this updated, engaging, informative, and thought-provoking text are: • […]
First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Medical Education: Theory and Practice is a new text linking the theory and the practice for graduate students and educators who want to go beyond the basics. The scholarship of medical education is, above all, a ‘practice’, but one that has a strong theoretical foundation. Neither theory nor practice stand still, and both are grounded […]
This book addresses recent developments in medical and language education. In both fields, there have been methodological shifts towards ‘task-based’ and ‘problem-based learning’. In addition, both fields have broadened their focus on clinical expertise and linguistic skills to address issues of cultural competence. English in Medical Education responds to these changes by re-imagining the language […]
Australian and overseas models of medical education are being reviewed in response to our changing health care environment. The growth of biomedical knowledge, along with other factors such as medical workforce shortages, subspecialisation and diminishing training resources have necessitated a re-evaluation of many training programs worldwide. Methods of assessment are changing and there is growing […]