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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-7
Integration of attitude, ethics, and communication competencies into competency-based UG curriculum

1 Department of Community Medicine, Pt. B. D Sharma PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of Community Dentistry, Rajasthan Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijcm.ijcm_1022_21

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The new MBBS curriculum has a course called Attitudes, Ethics, and Communication (AETCOM) which will run across years. Students will be assessed for how they communicate with patients, how they counsel people for organ donation or other challenging procedures, how sensitively they offer care and obtain informed consent? All these elements will count along with competencies. The new regulations mandate the development of AETCOM competencies through 27 modules with emphasis on self-directed learning. Ultimately it is expected that these modules are integrated into the basic curriculum of Indian Medical Graduates. Each module is a comprehensive self-contained unit. It describes learning objectives of competencies addressed, level of learning, contents of learning, professional year of study, hours of study, methods of learning and their formative and summative assessment along with accessible resource material.

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