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Common Curriculum

One of the distinctive features of NHG Residency is the Common Curriculum. It plays a key role in Residents’ overall residency experience, which addresses the wider competencies of developing a doctor beyond the fundamental components of Medical Knowledge and Patient Care.​

Goals and Objectives

The development of Professional and Ethical doctors who work effectively in teams and complex systems, while continually improving their own practice.


Competencies & Outcomes

Upon completion of the residency programme, each NHG Resident will possess the following competencies and be able to apply the learning outcomes into their practice:

​Professionalism and Ethics

​-Upholds and promotes a culture of ethical practice and professional behaviour

​Healthcare Systems and Processes

​-Effectively interacts with and leads healthcare systems and processes to improve the health of patients and the community

​Practice Based Learning and Improvement

​-Engages in scientific inquiry, practices evidence based medicine and committed to life-long learning


-​Communicates effectively within a healthcare team, with patients and their families

​Personal Development and Self-Care

-​Develops and manages own physical, mental and social health

Each competency has clearly defined learning outcomes that are presented as statements of what residents might be able to do as a result of their learning experience in the relevant common curriculum courses. All residents will complete the set of common curriculum requirements according to their residency programme.


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