The conceptualisation of "soft skills" among medical students before and after curriculum reform

  title={The conceptualisation of "soft skills" among medical students before and after curriculum reform},
  author={C. V. Staden and Pierre M Joubert and G. Pickworth and J. Roos and Am Bergh and C. Kruger and W. Schurink and B. Lindeque},
  journal={African Journal of Psychiatry},
  • C. V. Staden, Pierre M Joubert, +5 authors B. Lindeque
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • African Journal of Psychiatry
  • Objective: This paper reports on the conceptualisation of "soft skills" as part of a study carried out among two groups of undergraduate medical students before and after curriculum reform at the School of Medicine of the University of Pretoria. Congruent with a call from the World Psychiatric Association, the curriculum reform that was undertaken aimed, inter alia, to place more emphasis on soft skills, including professional interpersonal and social skills, communication skills, and… CONTINUE READING
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