Development of a national competency-based learning objective catalogue for undergraduate medical education in Germany

Jörg Marienhagen, Winfried Brenner, Andreas Buck, Christiane Franzius, Lutz S Freudenberg, Martin Gotthardt, Oliver Lindner, Felix M Mottaghy, Dirk Hellwig

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Abstract

AIMS: Implementation of the guidelines on the Competency-based Learning Objective Catalogue for Undergraduate Medical Education for a Nuclear Medicine curriculum on behalf of the committee on professional training and continuing education of the German Association of Nuclear Medicine (DGN) METHODS:: In 7 domains 100 learning objectives (LOs) were subject to a prioritization in 3 categories (A, B and C) by means of a questionnaire as part of a Delphi method, in collaboration with all members of the DGN holding a "venia legendi" as experts. Category A defined the essential LOs for each medical practitioner. The prioritization was made by ranking the frequency of the A-classifications. In the 2nd step of the Delphi method, a list of LOs with the ranking positions 1-5 in each domain was presented to the first round's experts as a core curriculum, asking either for acceptance or modifications.

RESULTS: The results of the 1st step of the Delphi method deliver a return rate of 29% of the questionnaires (55 out of 184). The 2nd round shows a return rate of 30.9% (57 out of 184) and full approval of the proposed LOs in all LO domains by in median 72 % of the experts consulted (61%-81%). The present final version contains 37 competency-based LOs in the LO domains "legal basis and radiation protection", "basic science", indications and contra-indications for "PET/CT", "scintigraphy and SPECT", "patient preparation", "image interpretation" as well as "therapy".

CONCLUSION: The Competency-based Learning Objective Catalogue for Nuclear Medicine describes the knowledge and competencies, every physician should have at the end of his medical studies. The LO catalogue is a living document, which needs to be adapted continuously to the progress of the medical and technological development.

Translated title of the contributionDevelopment of a national competency-based learning objective catalogue for undergraduate medical education in Germany
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)137-145
Number of pages9
JournalNuklearmedizin
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Catalogs as Topic
  • Clinical Competence
  • Competency-Based Education/methods
  • Curriculum/standards
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate/organization & administration
  • Germany
  • Humans
  • Medical Errors/prevention & control
  • Patient Safety
  • learning objective
  • nuclear medicine
  • competency-based
  • curriculum
  • Delphi-method
  • National competency-based learning objective catalogue for undergraduate medical education

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Marienhagen, J., Brenner, W., Buck, A., Franzius, C., Freudenberg, L. S., Gotthardt, M., Lindner, O., Mottaghy, F. M., & Hellwig, D. (2018). Entwicklung eines kompetenzbasierten Lernzielkatalogs Nuklearmedizin für das Studium der Humanmedizin in Deutschland. Nuklearmedizin, 57(4), 137-145. https://doi.org/10.3413/Nukmed-0969-18-03