Teaching diversity to medical undergraduates: curriculum development, delivery and assessment. AMEE GUIDE No. 103
AffiliationUniversity of Leicester
University of Bedfordshire
Queen Mary University London
University of Sheffield
St Georges University London
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AbstractThe aim of this Guide is to support teacher with the responsibility of designing, delivering and/or assessing diversity education. Although, the focus is on medical education, the guidance is relevant to all healthcare professionals. The Guide begins by providing an overview of the definitions used and the principles that underpin the teaching of diversity as advocated by Diversity and Medicine in Health (DIMAH). Following an outline of these principles we highlight the difference between equality and diversity education. The Guide then covers diversity education throughout the educational process from the philosophical stance of educators and how this influences the approaches used through to curriculum development, delivery and assessment. Appendices contain practical examples from across the UK, covering lesson plans and specific exercises to deliver teaching. Although, diversity education remains variable and fragmented there is now some momentum to ensure that the principles of good educational practice are applied to diversity education. The nature of this topic means that there are a range of different professions and medical disciplines involved which leads to a great necessity for greater collaboration and sharing of effective practice.
CitationDogra N, Bhatti F, Ertubey C, Kelly M, Rowlands A, Singh D, Turner M (2016) 'Teaching diversity to medical undergraduates: curriculum development, delivery and assessment. AMEE GUIDE No. 103', Medical Teacher, 38 (4), pp.323-337.
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