ABSTRACT

In recent decades, medicine and health education has been challenged worldwide by changes in its profession. Being a doctor nowadays encompasses much more than having biomedical knowledge and includes interdisciplinary skills related to societal needs, communication skills, and ethical consideration, among other things. In order to provide these skills and competences, many medical schools are implementing changes in different aspects of the education. These changes are also occurring in China. In the past twenty years, medical education in China has initiated a series of reforms. The current reforms have mainly been led by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health. These initial actions have evidenced both positive and negative attitudes and reactions. Is there a need to make further reforms and changes? If so, in what aspects? This book documents a national investigation of attitudes from teaching staff on the reforms and changes. Nearly 1800 teaching staff from 23 medical universities participated in this investigation. The results suggest that sustainable educational change demands not only supports from policy-makers and leaderships, but also active participation from teaching staff. In order for the implementation of reforms and changes to be successful, two factors are essential from the teaching staff’s perspective. First, it is important for teaching staff to gain a deep understanding of educational reform and change, and second, they should develop appropriate skills to be able to conduct the reforms through their teaching practice. To provide these two factors, institutional facilitation is necessary and crucial.

chapter 1|12 pages

Change and Reform in Medicine and Health Education — Is There a Need in China?

ByXiangyun Du, Jiannong Shi, Yuhong Zhao, Baozhi Sun

chapter 2|26 pages

Educational Change and Reform in Medicine and Health Education — Globally and in China

ByHuichun Li, Xiangyun Du, Baozhi Sun

chapter 3|8 pages

A Nation-wide Survey on Educational Reform in Medicine and Health Education in China — A Teaching Staff's Perspective

ByBaozhi Sun, Xiaoju Duan, Jiannong Shi, Xiangyun Du

chapter 4|24 pages

Educational Reform — Teaching Staff's Attitudes and Involvement

ByXiaoju Duan, Xiangyun Du, Jiannong Shi

chapter 5|16 pages

Pedagogy Innovation — Teaching Staff's Attitudes and Participation

ByXiaoju Duan, Xiangyun Du, Jiannong Shi

chapter 6|29 pages

Assessment Methods Reform — Teaching Staff's Attitudes and Participation

ByXiaoju Duan, Jiannong Shi, Xiangyun Du

chapter 7|23 pages

Teaching Staff's Access to Educational Technologies

ByXiaoju Duan, Jiannong Shi, Xiangyun Du

chapter 8|16 pages

Institutional Support for Teaching Staff's Participation in Educational Research and Reform

ByXiaoju Duan, Xiangyun Du, Jiannong Shi

chapter 9|18 pages

Staff's Opinion on General Development of Medicine and Health Education

ByXiaoju Duan, Jiannong Shi, Xiangyun Du

chapter 10|13 pages

Towards Further Change in Medicine and Health Education in China

ByXiangyun Du, Jiannong Shi, Baozhi Sun