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What needs balancing?: Invited commentary on: A balancing act

  • Dinesh Bhugra

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Curriculum is not the same as syllabus. The latter is a statement of topics to be studied in a specific course. The former ranges from a statement of purpose, aims and contents (the paper curriculum) to how these are applied in practice, what learners do and the behaviours, knowledge and performances that they see as important. The Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) defines curriculum as:

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Ayd, F. J. (1995) Lexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology and the Neurosciences. New Delhi: B. I. Waverley
Grant, J., Fox, S., Kumar, N. et al (2005) Standards for Curricula. PMETB publication. http://www.pmetb.org.uk
Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (2005) What is Curriculum? http://www.pmetb.org.uk/media/pdf/e/f/What_is_Curriculum_1.pdf

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What needs balancing?: Invited commentary on: A balancing act

  • Dinesh Bhugra
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