Information, Advice and Guidance 4/2015
Core intended learning outcomes for tackling health inequalities in undergraduate medicine by Andrea E Williamson, Richard Ayres, Dr Jessica Allen, Una Macleod

Core intended learning outcomes for tackling health inequalities in undergraduate medicine

.pdfCore intended learning outcomes for tackling health inequalities in undergraduate medicine
Summary

Despite there being a concerted effort in recent years to influence what doctors can do to tacklehealth inequalities in the UK, there has been limited policy focus on what undergraduate students need to learn atmedical school in preparation for this. This project led by members of the Health Inequalities Group of the RoyalCollege of General Practitioners in collaboration with the Institute of Health Equity, University College Londonsought to fill this gap.

Discussion: We conducted a Delphi poll using our teaching and stakeholder networks. We identified 5 areas forlearning focusing on key knowledge and skills. These were population concepts, health systems, marginalisedpatient groups, cultural diversity and ethics.

Summary: These intended learning outcomes about health inequalities represent the best available evidence todate for colleagues seeking to develop core undergraduate medical curricula on the topic.

Keywords: Undergraduate medical curriculum, Intended learning outcomes, Tackling health inequalities, Expertconsensus