It is widely accepted that postgraduate, medical education has evolved dramatically over the last few decades, leading to training programs reflecting the needs of many tiers of society. Sub-specialty curricula have become commonplace in many Colleges that oversee training of medical specialists and individual tertiary units where these specialists are trained, are moving to formalized curricular frameworks. The purpose of this study is to utilize high-quality evidence to answer the question “what principles underpin the education and training of postgraduate trainees in neonatal medicine?” This information will be used to formalize a curricular framework in neonatology for the tertiary neonatal units in Western Australia. There is a wealth of published research on philosophies of learning, learning models, competency and assessment strategies, all of which have to be taken into account when developing a curricular framework. The globalization of neonatal care and research into best practice necessitated the review of international curricula, whilst the importance of national and local practices was addressed by interviews and a questionnaire respectively.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2010|