[Adaptation of the new medical degree to the European Space for Higher Education. What has been the contribution of Bologna?].

Abstract

In the last three years, the development of a profound reorganization of university teachings has made it possible to comply with the commitments of the Declaration of Bologna and to adapt all teaching to the new structure of the degree program that will be introduced in October 2010. Along these lines (Order ECI/332/2008), the requirements that must be fulfilled by the university degrees to be able to practice the medical profession have been established. In the new study plans, acquisition of skills by the students is given priority and emphasis is placed on the learning methods of these skills, and on the procedures to evaluate their acquisition. The European Credit Transfer System (ACTS), (between 25 and 30h), is the measurement unit that reflects the learning results. Furthermore, acquisition of clinical skills is promoted through the obligatory performance of pre-professional practices, in form of a period of independent clinical rotation and with a final evaluation of the skills, in health care centers, hospitals, and other care centers. In the upcoming years, it will be verified if this curriculum modernization of the study plans improves the professional practice of the new physicians.

DOI: 10.1016/j.rce.2010.07.001

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@article{Fernndez2010AdaptationOT, title={[Adaptation of the new medical degree to the European Space for Higher Education. What has been the contribution of Bologna?].}, author={Francisco Arnalich Fern{\'a}ndez}, journal={Revista clínica española}, year={2010}, volume={210 9}, pages={462-7} }