Blog do Curso de Medicina da Universidade Estadual de Maringá para a discussão de temas de Educação Médica, Educação das Profissões da Saúde e áreas correlatas.
Blog of University of Maringá Medical School for the discussion of issues of Medical Education, Health Professions Education and related areas.
sexta-feira, 25 de dezembro de 2015
Nanomedicine concepts in the general medical curriculum: initiating a discussion
Abstract: Various applications of nanoscale science to
the field of medicine have resulted in the ongoing development of the
subfield of nanomedicine. Within the past several years, there has been a
concurrent proliferation of academic journals, textbooks, and other
professional literature addressing fundamental basic science research
and seminal clinical developments in nanomedicine. Additionally, there
is now broad consensus among medical researchers and practitioners that
along with personalized medicine and regenerative medicine, nanomedicine
is likely to revolutionize our definitions of what constitutes human
disease and its treatment. In light of these developments, incorporation
of key nanomedicine concepts into the general medical curriculum ought
to be considered. Here, I offer for consideration five key nanomedicine
concepts, along with suggestions regarding the manner in which they
might be incorporated effectively into the general medical curriculum.
Related curricular issues and implications for medical education also
are presented. Keywords: medical education, basic science, teaching, learning, assessment, nanoscience curriculum, nanomedicine concepts