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Open Access Offshore teaching in chronic disease management: The Monash-Shenzhen experience

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The important role of GPs and the high prevalence and burden of chronic disease in China have been discussed in other articles in this series, so there is no need to reiterate this background here. This article deals with the pedagogy of chronic disease management as presented to cohorts of Chinese GPs from Shenzhen attending an offshore program at Monash University in Australia. The program, which commenced in 2010, was 7 weeks in duration and has now expanded to 13 weeks, enabling greater coverage of important topics, more site visits, and instruction in teaching and research methods, along with development of research proposals often based on management of a chronic disease.
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Keywords: Chronic disease; education and training; general practice

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 February 2018

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  • Family Medicine and Community Health (FMCH) is an open-access journal focusing on subjects that are common and relevant to family medicine/general practice and community health. The journal publishes relevant content across disciplines such as epidemiology, public health, social and preventive medicine, research and evidence based medicine, community health service, patient education and health promotion and health ethics. The journal has a specific focus on the management of chronic illness particularly diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, chronic heart failure, hypertension, bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive airways disease and common mental illness. FMCH is published by Compuscript http://www.compuscript.com on behalf of the Chinese General Practice Press http://www.chinagp.net.

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