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Professional Competencies Unit by Mind Map: Professional Competencies Unit
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Professional Competencies Unit


To be able to reflect on personal values and perspectives, and consider other perspectives, to inform day-to-day care and decision-making.

To know and fulfill core professional responsibilities pertaining to relationships of trust, patients' rights, and the public interest in health and healthcare.

To be able to come to reasoned choices, together with colleagues, patients, and their caregivers as appropriate, when faced with dilemmas or other situations of uncertainty.

To be honest, reliable, and trustworthy in professional practice.

History of medicine

Remains elective or?

a basic understanding that medicine has evolved over time, and will be able to explain in broad terms how this evolution has been shaped by changes in scientific knowledge and social factors.

be able to explain, in basic terms, how moral, philosophical, cultural, and religious belief systems have influenced medicine throughout history.

be able to use insights gained from reflecting on how medical knowledge has changed over time to critically evaluate current medical practices and controversies.

Health Law

Appreciate and act on professional responsibilities as expressed in law and regulation

Understand the legal framework for self-regulation and healthcare systems and its implications for practice

Understand the disciplinary processes and legal actions physicians engage in.

Population Health: Physician roles in population-based strategies

To be able to describe the health of the population/community

Understand the determinants of health in a population

Develop and identify intervention (prevention and treatment) strategies at the indivudal and popualtion level

Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of interventions

Health Practice & Systems

Understand the systems that ensure safe and economical prescribing of drugs and devices

Employ and participate in systems level approaches for quality improvement and the prevention of adverse events

Understand the structure, funding, history and values of healthcare systems and public health in Canada

Understand challenges facing the profession and the healthcare system

Have a practical understanding of a range of practice environments in which physicians provide care and patients access care


knowledge exchange

patient safety

quality improvement and performance evaluation

efficiency and accountability in health care

Public health

Consumer health literacy

Orphaned populations/topics

Should we aim to have weeks that look at the "condition" of the week from a vulnerable population perspective?


Aboriginal Health

Poverty and health

Addictions medicine

Occupational Medicine

Environmental Medicine

Life in medicine


Career planning

Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-based evidence

Routinely employ central statistical concepts in clinical practice

"How Doctors Think"

Identify, access and critically appraise relevant biomedical information resources and apply evidence-based principles to the care of patients.