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A Review and Nested Case Study of Special Study Modules in Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica

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10.7727/wimj.2018.081
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This paper describes the range of topics covered in the delivery of Special Study Modules (SSMs) to students from the inception of the new MBBS curriculum and explores the value of SSMs in enhancing curriculum diversity. The SWOT analysis revealed a wide range of benefits to participating students and opportunities for curriculum diversification through external stakeholders were identified.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate the special study modules (SSMs) that were developed with the aim that students should have learnt new skills, adopt new attitudes and acquire knowledge in areas outside the mainstream of medical education that enrich and enhance their professional development.

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2018
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e-Published: 27 Feb, 2019

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From Paediatrics to Child and Adolescent Health: A History of the Development of a Department

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10.7727/wimj.2018.181
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387–97
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This paper reports on the development of a Department of Child and Adolescent Health, with a focus on the development of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training programmes and their impact. Departmental successes and challenges in this area are also discussed.

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Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

The Evolution of Undergraduate Medical Training at The University of the West Indies: 1948-2008

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530–6
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The increasing pace of new developments has been challenging but a coordinated response is vital if The University of the West Indies is to continue to attract the brightest and the best and to lead the way as the premiere provider of quality medical training in the region.
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e-Published: 25 Jul, 2013

Factors Associated with Depression in Students at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

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21–7
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This paper examines factors associated with depression in students attending the University of the West Indies Mona campus, Jamaica. Students with a chronic condition or a disability manifested higher depression scores than those without.

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Objective: This project examines the factors associated with depression in students attending the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

Method: Students enrolled in the Foundation courses during the first and second semesters of the 2005/2006 academic year were administered the Brief Screen for Depression as well as a demographic questionnaire as part of a larger study.

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e-Published: 17 Sep, 2013

Donor Site Morbidity Following Iliac Crest Bone Graft

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490–2

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Objectives: To evaluate the complications of harvesting autogenous bone from the iliac crest.

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e-Published: 24 Jul, 2013
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