Igaku Kyoiku / Medical Education (Japan)
Online ISSN : 2185-0453
Print ISSN : 0386-9644
ISSN-L : 0386-9644
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A Proposal on the Curriculum of Behavioral Science
Marie AmitaniYoshiki IshikawaAkio InuiShigeru InoueAkihito ShimazuShigeki SuwaAkira TsudaAkizumi TsutsumiKoji TsuboiMutsuhiro NakaoTakeo NakayamaMasahiro HashizumeKazuhiro Yoshiuchi
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2015 Volume 46 Issue 1 Pages 37-40


Introduction: No formal curriculum has been formulated for teaching behavioral science to undergraduate medical students in Japan.
Method: We conducted a survey using the Delphi method to investigate the required competency in behavioral science for graduates in medicine. Then, we developed an outcome-oriented curriculum for teaching behavioral science.
Results: We propose an educational module of behavioral science consisting of 15 sessions of 90-minute lectures, small group discussions, and practice.
Discussion: We recommend including not only lectures but also practices according to problem-based learning as well as team-based learning in the curriculum to achieve the target outcome.

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