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Role of wound clinic teaching in the undergraduate medical curriculum


Lemon, JD and Munsif, M and Sinha, S, Role of wound clinic teaching in the undergraduate medical curriculum, Wound Practice and Research, 21, (3) pp. 112-115. ISSN 1837-6304 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Chronic wounds are an increasing cause of morbidity in Western countries with ageing populations. Medical education curriculum of undergraduate medical students should reflect this concern through effective teaching of wound healing and appropriate management of patients with chronic wounds. On the basis of available literature it is evident that at present education in chronic wounds is lacking in the undergraduate medical curriculum. The present study was undertaken to assess the level of knowledge and confidence about management of the chronic wound among students and interns. The results revealed that most of them felt that they had inadequate knowledge of best practice in chronic wound care before attending the wound clinic, and most agreed that attendance at a wound clinic was a useful learning opportunity. This study confirms that short placement in a dedicated wound clinic, with delivery of a structured teaching model, is an effective method of learning about appropriate wound management and, therefore, should be integrated into the undergraduate medical curriculum

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:wound clinic, medical education, students, undergraduate teaching
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Dermatology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lemon, JD (Mr Jason Lemon)
UTAS Author:Munsif, M (Miss Maitri Munsif)
UTAS Author:Sinha, S (Professor Sankar Sinha)
ID Code:88854
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2014-02-19
Last Modified:2018-03-29

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