Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Brief report


1 PhD in Curriculum Development, Payame Noor University (PNU), Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, School of Literature, Kerman Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kerman, Iran


Background & Objective: With the presentation of topics related to social capital the attention of scholars has been drawn to the ability of curriculums to develop social capital and its components (trust participation and solidarity) The current study aimed to present a teaching model for curriculum development for medical students in order to improve their social capital Methods: This qualitative survey was carried out based on grounded theory Data were gathered through interviews with 18 professors of medical curriculum planning The subjects were selected through purposive sampling Open axial and selective coding approaches were used to analyze the data Results: Teaching method was recognized as the main context of the present paper Then barriers to strategies and outcomes of the main context of the study were separated and plotted within a research paradigm and the final model of the study was created Conclusion: In the planning of the curriculum for medical sciences students factors effective on social capital promotion must be considered in the development of teaching methods


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