Journal article

Lining up the ducks: aligning the hidden, formal and informal curricula in an immersed learning environment

David Paul, DA Askew, Shaun Ewen, V Lyall, M Wheeler

Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Professional Journal | ANZAHPE | Published : 2018

Abstract

Introduction: Incongruence between the formal, informal and hidden curricula of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health education is a barrier to student learning and preparedness for delivering effective and culturally-safe healthcare to Aboriginal people. We investigated the impact of student and registrar immersion experiences in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary healthcare service, where greater alignment between the formal, informal and hidden curricula is evident. Methods: In 2014, 11 students and registrars participated in this qualitative study. At the commencement of their placement, they received a project-specific vignette describing a 46-year-old Abori..

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