Social Science Subjects’ Inclusion in the Main Curricular of Medical Students, Views from Nigeria


This paper discusses the training of medical students in the light of social science courses’ inclusion in the curricula of medical students alongside with organ and academic approaches. The objectives of this study are twofold: 1) to share the data on the views of both faculty and students on the desirability of including social science courses in the main curricula of medical students’ training in two medical schools; 2) to report the extent of social science course inclusion in the training of medical students in the curricula of the two medical schools. Results of the study showed faculty members disapproval of inclusion of social science subjects in the curricular for training medical students. However, students were of the opinion that there should be less of rigorous scientific approach and more of social science courses in their main curricular not just passing attachments.

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Oluropo, A. (2015) Social Science Subjects’ Inclusion in the Main Curricular of Medical Students, Views from Nigeria. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 285-294. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.39036.

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