The Biomedical core concepts were developed by the “Core Concepts and Core Competencies” working group which was established at the 2011 meeting of Biomedical science educators (Ahead of the game). The group used literature from a variety of sources (see below) to devise the core concepts. The concepts were refined by discussions at two consecutive meetings (ACSME 2012 & ACSME 2013) and by a survey to all CUBEnet members. The “Core Concepts” express the knowledge that has been deemed by CUBEnet members, as being fundamental for all students graduating in Biomedical Sciences.
Please go to ‘read more’ and click on the link to view the Biomedical Science Core Concepts http://www.cubenet.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Closing-the-loop-Biomedical-Science-Core-Concepts-2014v3-3.pdf
Further Sources: Michael J and J MacFarland (2011) The core principles (“big ideas”) of physiology: results of faculty surveys. Advances in Physiology Education 35: 336-341.Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A call to Action (2009) Brewer CA and D Smith (Eds) http://visionandchange.org/files/2011/03/Revised-Vision-and-Change-Final-Report.pdf BIO 2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists, http://dels-old.nas.edu/dels/rpt_briefs/bio2010_final.pdf, http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309085357
Information provided by Yvonne Hodgson, Monash University, 29th July 2014