The need for curriculum change has become more pressing as health care changes. Health care is predicted to change rapidly over the next 10-15 years, driven by:
These changes are likely to impact models of care and result in:
A curriculum is a "planned educational experience that encompasses behavioural goals, instructional methods and actual experiences of the learners" (Green 2001). Curriculum renewal is designed to enhance student learning responding to emerging societal trends, health care innovations and education practices (McLeod & Steinert 2015). All health curricula should be modified and regenerated on a regular basis (Davis & Harden 2003). We must embrace ongoing responsiveness - to meet teacher, student and societal expectations (McLeod & Steinert 2015) - with an evidence-based renewal of our program.