Medical education on fitness to drive : a survey of all UK medical schools
Hawley, Carol, Galbraith, N. D. and Souza, V. A. de. (2008) Medical education on fitness to drive : a survey of all UK medical schools. Postgraduate Medical Journal, Vol.84 (No.998). pp. 635-638. ISSN 0032-5473
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/pgmj.2008.067959
Aim: To identify the extent to which medical aspects of fitness to drive (FTD) are taught within UK medical schools.
Methods: A survey of all 32 UK medical schools. In-depth interviews with a range of staff at two medical schools; telephone survey of 30 schools.
Results: Two thirds of schools reported specific teaching on medical aspects of FTD but few covered it in any depth or in relation to specific medical conditions. Only one school taught FTD in relation to elderly medicine. FTD was an examination topic at only 12 schools.
Conclusion: Teaching on FTD is inconsistent across UK medical schools. Many new doctors will graduate with limited knowledge of medical aspects of FTD.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Automobile driving -- Health aspects, Automobile drivers -- Medical examinations, Older people -- Health and hygiene, Medical education, Automobile drivers -- Knowledge and learning|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Postgraduate Medical Journal|
|Official Date:||December 2008|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 635-638|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Great Britain. Dept. for Transport (DfT)|
# Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. For medical practitioners: at a glance guide to the current medical standards of fitness to drive . Swansea: DVLA, 2008.
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