A Critical Review of Global Curriculum Development, Content and Implementation in Oncology

Meredith Elana Giuliani

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This PhD dissertation consisted of five studies that explored, through critical approaches, the motivations behind and unintended effects of global curricula in medical education with a focus on oncology. Through this work, the researchers have concluded that the Euro-American, Western perspective is heavily represented in global oncology curricula and that there is a focus on medical expertise underpinned by the biomedical model. The dissertation proposes that diversity plays a critical role in the development and implementation of global curricula and may be a mitigating factor in the challenges commonly seen with these curricula.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Driessen, Erik, Supervisor
  • Frambach, Janneke, Co-Supervisor
  • Martimianakis, Maria Athina Tina, Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date19 May 2020
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • globalization
  • anticolonial
  • neo-colonialism
  • global curricula
  • cancer
  • oncology

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