Medical Journal of Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth

MEDICAL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 202--206

Framing a De novo curriculum on sleep disorders for an Indian medical graduate using Kern's model


Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava1, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava2 
1 Department of Community Medicine, Member of the Medical Education Unit and Medical Research Unit, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava
3rd Floor, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Ammapettai, Thiruporur-Guduvancherry Main Road, Sembakkam, Kancheepuram - 603 108, Tamil Nadu
India

The six-step Kern's model is used to develop a de novo curriculum and link the same to the health-care needs of the general population. The available estimated data from India suggest that the incidence of sleep disorders has increased in all the age groups. Considering the shortage of specialists dealing with sleep hygiene, at present, most of the patients either do not avail health care or are handled by some subspecialists. It is a fact that the current undergraduate curriculum offered to a medical student in India is not holistic and does not incorporate skills to identify and manage sleep disorders in all 4 years of the undergraduate course. In short, there is limited scope for an Indian medical graduate (IMG) to get sensitized about sleep medicine and thus is not competent to identify, evaluate, treat, and prevent sleep disorders. Thus, Kern's model was employed to develop a curriculum on sleep disorders which can be used for the benefit of an IMG.


How to cite this article:
Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS. Framing a De novo curriculum on sleep disorders for an Indian medical graduate using Kern's model.Med J DY Patil Vidyapeeth 2019;12:202-206


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Shrivastava SR, Shrivastava PS. Framing a De novo curriculum on sleep disorders for an Indian medical graduate using Kern's model. Med J DY Patil Vidyapeeth [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Jul 19 ];12:202-206
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