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Two-cycle curriculum - bachelor-master structure according to the Bologna agreement: the Swiss experience in Basle.

Kaiser HJ, Kiessling C - GMS Z Med Ausbild (2010)

Bottom Line: The implementation of the Bologna reform in Switzerland has been successful especially with regard to the very tight time schedule.Ongoing evaluation will detect fields for improvement which will of course arise in such a fundamental process of change.A major challenge for the future will be the sustainable consolidation of high quality in medical education.

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Affiliation: University Basel, Vice Rector Teaching and Learning, Basel, Switzerland.

ABSTRACT
In the autumn of 2006, the first cohort of students started with the bachelor programme in Basle. The whole curriculum had to be changed from the old system to the new two-cycle system. The implementation of the Bologna reform in Switzerland has been successful especially with regard to the very tight time schedule. Ongoing evaluation will detect fields for improvement which will of course arise in such a fundamental process of change. A major challenge for the future will be the sustainable consolidation of high quality in medical education.

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Bologna Model of Medical Studies: Physician Track
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Figure 1: Bologna Model of Medical Studies: Physician Track

Mentions: In 2003, after the Swiss University Conference (SUK) had declared that medical education and dental education were not excluded from the Bologna process, it was decided to reorganize the curriculum in accordance with the Bologna criteria. Policy makers also made a strong contribution to the discussion about the Bologna process in medicine. The Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS) published a paper in 2004, introducing a two-cycle curriculum in line with the Bologna declaration [6]. Elaboration of these ideas by the SMIFK Bologna working group resulted in a bachelor-master model for medical education in Switzerland, which was given unanimous approval by the Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities in April 2005. The model is based on the concept of medical education as an integral programme, with a three-year bachelor programme followed by a three-year master programme (‘physician track’). Clinical clerkships are part of the master programme (see Figure 1 (Fig. 1)). The master programme in dental medicine lasts two years (see Figure 2 (Fig. 2)).


Two-cycle curriculum - bachelor-master structure according to the Bologna agreement: the Swiss experience in Basle.

Kaiser HJ, Kiessling C - GMS Z Med Ausbild (2010)

Bologna Model of Medical Studies: Physician Track
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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Figure 1: Bologna Model of Medical Studies: Physician Track
Mentions: In 2003, after the Swiss University Conference (SUK) had declared that medical education and dental education were not excluded from the Bologna process, it was decided to reorganize the curriculum in accordance with the Bologna criteria. Policy makers also made a strong contribution to the discussion about the Bologna process in medicine. The Rectors’ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS) published a paper in 2004, introducing a two-cycle curriculum in line with the Bologna declaration [6]. Elaboration of these ideas by the SMIFK Bologna working group resulted in a bachelor-master model for medical education in Switzerland, which was given unanimous approval by the Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities in April 2005. The model is based on the concept of medical education as an integral programme, with a three-year bachelor programme followed by a three-year master programme (‘physician track’). Clinical clerkships are part of the master programme (see Figure 1 (Fig. 1)). The master programme in dental medicine lasts two years (see Figure 2 (Fig. 2)).

Bottom Line: The implementation of the Bologna reform in Switzerland has been successful especially with regard to the very tight time schedule.Ongoing evaluation will detect fields for improvement which will of course arise in such a fundamental process of change.A major challenge for the future will be the sustainable consolidation of high quality in medical education.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: University Basel, Vice Rector Teaching and Learning, Basel, Switzerland.

ABSTRACT
In the autumn of 2006, the first cohort of students started with the bachelor programme in Basle. The whole curriculum had to be changed from the old system to the new two-cycle system. The implementation of the Bologna reform in Switzerland has been successful especially with regard to the very tight time schedule. Ongoing evaluation will detect fields for improvement which will of course arise in such a fundamental process of change. A major challenge for the future will be the sustainable consolidation of high quality in medical education.

No MeSH data available.