Designing ethics curriculum for medical graduates

Jwalant Waghmare, Shubhada Gade


Curriculum is a planned experience given to the learner for their academic development by the institutes. In the current scenario the doctor-patient relations are at stake and there in need of the hour to take serious note of it.  There is need of ethics curriculum which can breech the gap in doctor – patient relationship and will sensitize the medical graduates to have ethical conduct in this novel profession. As ethics cannot be taught in a traditional ways, we shall think out of the box for selecting the contents and teaching learning methods of ethics curriculum. A student’s survey was conducted for assessing the need of ethics curriculum. Most of the participants felt there is a need of inclusion of ethics curriculum for medical graduates. Almost 80% of the students expressed their positive opinion and felt it shall be included in medical curriculum. Further 93% students felt it will help to build healthy doctor- patient relationship. Inclusion of ethics curriculum in medical education is need of the hour. As ethics cannot be taught in a traditional way, we shall choose innovative methods for teaching as well as evaluation of the students.


Keywords: Ethics, Curriculum, Leadership, Teaching, Module

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