A Critical Appraisal of Bioethical Inclusions in Aetcom Module for Competency Based Undergraduate Medical Education as Prescribed by Medical Council of India
Keywords:AETCOM, AETCOM module, UNESCO, Bioethics, Bioethical principles. Post graduate curriculum, medical education
Background – Critical appraisal of AETCOM Module with reference to Bioethical inclusions vis-à-vis
professional ethics inclusions needs appraisal for purposes of judicious operational mix of two, so that
learner is oriented in all-round manner so that optimal results thereto stand generated with at par status in
commensuration with “The UNESCO Universal Declaration On Bioethics And Human Rights”.
Methods – Rapid review of literature with reference to AETCOM Module for identification of Bioethical
inclusions in it with reference to Bioethical principles included in UNESCO declaration specially those
applicable to profession and not propagation or advocacy. Critical appraisal of identified Bioethical
inclusions with reference to their conformity with bioethical principles as applicable to profession included
in UNESCO declaration and to work out appropriate inclusion of non-included bioethical principles in form
of structured competencies and their incorporation in AETCOM module with reference to their placement,
learning levels , mode of assessment.
Conclusion –This study deals with mapping and matching of competencies included in AETCOM module
with UNESCO universal declaration on human rights and bioethics giving recommendations which can
fulfil realised omissions in present AETCOM module thereby leading to its simplification and adoption.
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