J Agric Med Community Health.  2020 Dec;45(4):194-207. 10.5393/JAMCH.2020.45.4.194.

The development and evaluation of curriculum for developing physician’s competencies in public health

  • 1Research Institute for Healthcare Policy, Korean Medical Association, Seoul, Korea


The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate the curriculum, that was the continuing professional development program, for cultivating physician’s competencies in public health.
This study was conducted through in-depth interview and survey in the frame of ADDIE, from 2 May to 30 June in 2019. Participants were 7 physicians by in-depth interview and Respondents were 46 physicians worked in public health by survey.
The results were analyzed and described in the frame of ADDIE model. In the stage of Analysis, physician’s core competencies in public health was presented to practical education, management of organization and labor force, communication with community, and director’ role of public health center in the community as core competencies by in-depth interview. The skill–knowledge-attitude competencies were highest in order in the survey for placing priority (by Borich score) of 29 core competencies. In design stage, the educational objective of curriculum was established, that is to develop the competencies of knowledge, skills, and attitude needed for physician of public health in 21th century. In development and implementation stage, it is important to decide to lecturer, to get in advance educational materials to do the maintenance and management of curriculum. In the stage of evaluation, the educational satisfaction was high on the whole and educational effect was statistically significant.
This study was an initial study of Korean doctors, and it aims to pursue competency-based education as a continuing professional development (CPD) beyond continuing medical education (CME) including knowledge, skills, and attitudes.


Competency-based education; Evaluation; Educational effect; CME; CPD
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