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Table 1 The curricula before and after implementation of the revisions according to the year of medical school

From: Implementation of a competency-based medical education approach in public health and epidemiology training of medical students

Year Before After
  Course name Total number of hours Course name Total number of hours
1 Statistics 78 Epidemiology, Statistics, and Research methods 104
2 Epidemiology 39
2 Health promotion: The physician’s role 26
3 Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) 16 Tools for practicing evidence based medicine 16
3 Selected paradigms in epidemiology and public health 32
3 Use of epidemiologic methods in clinical decision making 10 Use of epidemiologic methods in clinical decision making 12
4 E-learning course in planning and writing research proposals for the M.D. thesis 4
5 Principles in planning and writing a research proposal 6 Personal meeting with the M.D. students to critically review their proposal for an M.D. thesis 30 min
6 Clerkship in public health and epidemiology 36 Clerkship in public health and epidemiology 36
  Total Hours 185 Total Hours 230.5