: Development of a Medical School Curriculum to Provide Knowledge and Training In Treating the Injuries/Illnesses Associated with the Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry Industries of Eastern North Carolina
Principal Investigators: Julius Q. Mallette, MD., Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
Project Type: Core Feasibility Education/Outreach
Project Description: This project will be a strategic planning initiative to determine the curricular areas in medical education that are necessary to produce physicians who are agromedicine literate and functional health professionals. The strategic planning initiative will allow us to achieve the following goals.
- To identify the existing medical school curriculum areas that will enhance the development of primary care physicians with agromedicine literacy and functionality.
- To supplement the existing medical school curriculum areas with elective experiences as part of the existing clinical experiences.
- To identify the educational needs of current health care providers for treating the illnesses/injuries of people employed in agriculture, fishing and forestry.
- To identify the didactic areas in the existing medical student curriculum related to the diagnosis and treatment of injuries/illnesses encountered in the occupations of agriculture, fishing and forestry.
- To design a supplemental lecture and clinical rotation experience utilizing a computer modular learning system.
- To design the clinical experiences that will enhance the existing didactic instruction.
Annual Report 2005