COMPETENCY BASED UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM IN PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE INDIAN MEDICAL GRADUATE: CHALLENGES IN ASSESSMENT

Naser Ashraf Tadvi, Mohammed Rehan Asad

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Recently the Medical Council of India has released the competency-based undergraduate curriculum for Indian medical graduates. This is a major shift from the traditional curriculum and will ensure integration across thedisciplines along with focus on necessary skills and attitudes required for a clinician to practice in the community. A set of broader competencies were designed that also includes emphasis on leadership, communication, patient safety and lifelong learning. Competencies among various disciplines have been identified. The learning objectives and their assessment strategies canbe derived from subject based competencies to ensure the alignment between outcomes, teaching and learning methods and their assessment. In pharmacology sixty four competencies were identified in knowledge domain, fourteen in skills & seven communication domains. The learning outcomes were aligned with the different stages of the assessment in alignment withMillers pyramid 

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