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The Behavioural and Social Sciences Teaching in Medicine (BeSST) Psychology Steering Group is a sub-group of BeSST, a network of 250+ behavioural and social scientists including psychologists, educationalists and social anthropologists with varying degrees of responsibility for design and delivery of programmes of teaching and learning for medical undergraduate students. The group functions as a network for members to support and develop the B&SS in medicine. This report outlines the rationale for an integrated core curriculum; the process used to obtain consensus among the BeSST group and medical colleagues in relation to the core curriculum topics, how it maps onto the General Medical Council (GMC) recommendations for Good Medical Practice (GMP) (GMC 1995; revised 2001 and 2006), and how a core curriculum could be embedded in undergraduate medical education.

A core curriculum for psychology in undergraduate medical education  A report from the Behavioural   Social Sciences Teach...
A core curriculum for psychology in undergraduate medical education A report from the Behavioural   Social Sciences Teachi...
1  A core curriculum for psychology in medicine  1  A core curriculum for psychology in medicine ............................
10  Core curriculum  detail .................................................................................................
2  Executive summary  1.  Behavioural and social sciences  B SS  are relevant to medicine because they can improve underst...
3  Acknowledgements  We gratefully acknowledge the expert opinion of all the professionals who contributed to this researc...
4  Forewords  Foreword by Professor Richard Hays, Keele University One of the main challenges facing doctors is how to tra...
Foreword by Professor John Spencer, Newcastle University A colleague of mine once estimated that if all the    core curric...
5  Introduction  The Behavioural and Social Sciences Teaching in Medicine  BeSST  Psychology Steering Group is a sub-group...
every medical undergraduate curriculum had a well-developed syllabus in the behavioural sciences  most of them concentrati...
and Furnham 1997 . Understanding of the impact of psychological and social factors on health and illness and acquiring the...
access support to manage chronic illness. Medical practitioners see a disproportionate number of older people and those fr...
7.6  Improving medical education  the US response to the difficulties of making B SS part of medical education  In the US ...
7.8  Why is it that the B SS have not become the central part of medical education that was predicted in the 1970s  Threat...
7.11  Medical educationalists practitioners  Sheldrake  1973  drew attention to the views that medical staff held in relat...
7.14  Why is it time for a core curriculum for the B SS in medicine   There are four compelling reasons to be optimistic a...
8  8.1  The development of a core curriculum for psychology in medicine Introduction  The production of the core curriculu...
8.3  8.3.1  Stage 2  mapping psychology topics to Good Medical Practice Sample and setting  Participants were recruited on...
Figure 1. Task map used in mapping stage.  Relationships with patients  Good clinical care 1  Maintaining good practice  7...
     Good clinical care        Relationships with patients        Teaching and training        Working with colleagues.  F...
During the meeting the experts were divided into three groups of five to six delegates each and asked to give precise comm...
8.6  Stage 5  critical reading  The final stage involved the input of critical readers. These critical readers were expert...
8.7.2  The issue of depth  Experts consulted in the development of this report held the view that the depth of coverage of...
9  Core curriculum  summary  9.1  Psychology     core knowledge  Psychological factors in health and illness Psychological...
10  Core curriculum  detail  10.1  Psychology     core knowledge  This section of the curriculum refers to knowledge neces...
Psychological processes in disease     pathways and mechanisms from psychological states to disease end points Indicative ...
Mental health and mental illness Indicative key points  Examples  Models of abnormal behaviour  Outline differences betwee...
Coping with illness     adjusting behaviour or thoughts to reduce effects of an acute or chronic illness Indicative key po...
Social relationships across the lifespan Indicative key points  Examples  Development of attachments  Central role of secu...
10.1.4  Cognitive functioning in health and illness  Cognitive psychology is concerned with how we process information, th...
Attention     the ability to select some information for more detailed inspection while ignoring other information Indicat...
10.2  Psychology for professional practice  The professional behaviour of medical practitioners is subject to the same for...
Research methods and evidence-based medicine Indicative key points  Examples  Qualitative design and analysis  A student c...
Leadership and team working Indicative key points  Examples  Characteristics of groups, group members, and group processes...
10.3  Psychology     contribution to the educational process  10.2.1  Learning and skills development  Whilst earlier sect...
10.3.2  Situated learning  Much of learning for practice in medicine occurs in a range of health care settings as opposed ...
10.4  Psychology topics     postgraduate level only  In the prioritising task the critical readers were able to assign top...
11  Conclusion  The managed process of engaging both medical and psychology experts in a common and focused task in this r...
13  References  Andersen BL. Biobehavioural outcomes following psychological interventions for cancer patients. Journal of...
Kunst AE, Mackenbach JP. International variation in the size of mortality differences associated with occupational status....
14  Appendix 1  prioritisation of topics  Topics are presented using the British Psychological Society   s headings from t...
14.1  Cognitive psychology  Topic   C1. Perception  Definition  The process by which the representation of the information...
Topic   C5. Thinking  Definition  The mental process of perceiving, classifying, manipulating and combining information In...
Topic   C9. Assessment of cognitive functioning  Definition  The different types of test which are used to assess cognitiv...
Topic   D4. Development of representational abilities  Definition  Development of different ways of mentally representing ...
Topic   S2. Social influence  Definition  How the presence of others affect the beliefs and behaviour of individuals or gr...
Topic   S6. Small group processes  Definition  Interpersonal and intrapersonal processes in small group settings Indicativ...
14.4  Health and clinical psychology  Topic   H1. Social cognition and models of health and illness  Definition  Peoples  ...
Topic   H4. Psychological processes in disease  Definition  Pathways and mechanisms from psychological states to disease e...
14.5  Organisational psychology  Topic   O1. Stress  Definition  Experiencing events that feel physically or psychological...
Topic   O5. Group working  Definition  The working of a collection of individuals who have shared goals Indicative key poi...
14.6  Research  Topic   R1. Research Methods  Definition  Systematic collection of evidence in order to improve knowledge ...
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