Description of the main field of study - Medical Education
Medical education is an interdisciplinary field of knowledge which is based on explanatory bases and perspectives from both care sciences and behavioral sciences, particularly pedagogy but also psychology, sociology and social anthropology.
Within the field of medical education, students study learning processes, conditions for learning and professional development within medical care and health care. This involves students developing knowledge about the conditions, strategies and methods for encouraging, influencing and driving forwards learning processes. This would then lead to positive and appropriate development for students, academics, professional practitioners and patients. Studies within medical education cover individual and system levels, both within academia and within health and medical care.
Studies within the main field of study enable students to work to develop a scientific attitude towards individual practice, including investigations, change work and publishing results, which can be summarized as scholarship of medical education. The growing understanding of the conditions for learning within medical care and health care can be used to improve conditions for professional development and to make good use of resources, leading to the overall objective of quality care and improved human health.
Studying medical education can be used to improve the quality of learning, supervision and practice within care, particularly in terms of integration between disciplines, theory and practice, patient interaction, cooperation with management, attitudes, ethics and a scientific approach.