ERIC Number: ED104238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Planning of Medical Education Programmes. Report of a WHO Expert Committee. Technical Report Series No. 547.
World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).
This report of a World Health Organization (WHO) expert committee examines the planning of medical education programs. Guidelines are given to assist the decision making and policy planning of medical education so that schools may meet the health needs of the community. Guidelines suggest: (1) The determination of major health problems and needs should be based on: (a) the health profile of the society to be served and priorities arrived at on the basis of prevalence, severity, and controlability of the health problems, and (b) the health problems and needs as perceived by the society itself. (2) An optimum of choice of the services to be provided should be made by the appropriate authorities. (3) The types and extent of services to be provided should be used to determine the health manpower policy. (4) Decisions about present and future medical school policy should be made on the basis of consultations with, and data supplied by, appropriate representatives of the university, the medical school, the practicing professions, the ministries of health, education, finance, and planning and the society to be served. (5) Through the process of task analysis, job descriptions for those provide these services are next developed. (6) On the basis of these job descriptions, statements of the educational objectives should be elaborated. Additional guidelines are presented. (MJM)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Policy Formation
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).