ICME Symposium 2 : Towards a competency-based curriculum: Aligning and mapping competencies

14:50 – 16:20 , 12th MARCH 2018
Ahmed Al-Rumayyan, Mohi Eldin Magzoub (King Sau Bin Abdulaziz University For Health Sciences, KSA), Hossam Hamdy (Gulf Medical University, UAE)
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi


Competency and outcome-based medical education is an important strategy in medical education for making the curriculum relevant to medical practice and the health system. The balanced and comprehensive incorporation of all competencies in the curriculum remains a big challenge for medical educators and curriculum planners. Furthermore the assessment of certain competencies such as professionalism and other soft skills with reasonable validity and reliability is an unresolved problem. Proper alignment and and mapping of competencies and learning outcomes with different parameters of the curriculum such as learning objectives, teaching instructions, scheduling with each other and with assessment may provide a reasonable solutions to these challenges.