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Competency Frameworks

HPCSA Core Competencies (2014)

In 2014 (not so long ago), a document about the core competencies for undergraduate students in clinical associate, dentistry and medical teaching and learning programmes in South Africa was developed by the Undergraduate Education and Training Subcommittee of the Medical and Dental Professions Board in collaboration with training institutions and the South African Committee of Medical and Dental Deans.

Note: it was adapted from the CanMEDS Physician Competency Framework, with permission of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (copyright 2005).

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PH interest group competency framework (draft 2015)

Long long ago in 2012, when the public health educational arena was but a desert with a lone tumbleweed (ok cactus….but we digress….), several brave professionals from most of the Higher Education Institutions of South Africa met, debated and discussed (yes in that order) which critical PH knowledge and skills an undergraduate medical student should be taught.

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