Article Text

PDF
Content prioritisation of the College of Emergency Medicine specialty curriculum: an exploratory study using a modified Delphi approach
  1. M Clancy,
  2. D Kilroy,
  3. P Driscoll
  1. College of Emergency Medicine, London, UK
  1. Dr D Kilroy, College of Emergency Medicine, London WC1R 4SG, UK; darren.kilroy{at}stockport.nhs.uk

Abstract

Aims: To determine opinion in relation to prioritisation of topics within the clinical curriculum of the College of Emergency Medicine.

Methods: A modified iterated Delphi technique was used employing a participant panel of 40 randomly selected consultants in emergency medicine. Free text was used in order to generate issues for opinion. Likert scales were then employed to refine this opinion.

Results: The overall response rate was 50%. Group opinion favoured curricular prioritisation based on a range of clinical indicators. Applying a prioritisation based on exit examination content was not supported.

Conclusion: Application of a consensus methodology incorporating free text and Likert scales allows expert opinion to be generated in relation to curricular prioritisation. This helps shape the format and educational utility of the specialty curriculum.

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Footnotes

  • Competing interests: None.

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Linked Articles

  • Primary survey
    Geoff Hughes