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An outcome based curriculum for postgraduate training in Forensic Medicine in Sri Lanka: four new learning outcomes

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HJM Perera

Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, LK
About HJM
Chairperson board of study in Forensic Medicine, senior lecturer in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, University of Colombo
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Abstract

Postgraduate education, training and assessment in Forensic Medicine in Sri Lanka are conducted by the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo (PGIM). This local training program commenced about three decades ago in order to prepare trainees for the diploma and MD examinations in Forensic Medicine. The basic structure of this programme has remained relatively unchanged over the years except for a few minor modifications. In keeping with the current recommendations of the PGIM and based on best evidence medical education (BEME) the Board of study in forensic medicine has designed an outcome based postgraduate curriculum with changes to the training programme. The new programme is aimed at producing specialists who will meet accepted universal standards. The purpose of this paper is to explain the need for a change, outline how the learning outcomes were identified, and highlight the training pertaining to four new learning outcomes. The experience of the author in the design and implementation of an innovative undergraduate curriculum in Forensic Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine Colombo more than a decade ago has also been used in the design of this curriculum.

Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka 2013; 1(2) : 1-9

How to Cite: Perera, H., (2014). An outcome based curriculum for postgraduate training in Forensic Medicine in Sri Lanka: four new learning outcomes. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 1(2), pp.1–9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/mljsl.v1i2.7286
Published on 11 Aug 2014.
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