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MB ChB curriculum committees


The MB ChB Curriculum Committee (MCC) provides overall supervision and coordination of the MB ChB curriculum and reports to Otago Medical School Academic Board.

The MCC delegates work to a suite of sub-committees which lead specific aspects of the curriculum and its delivery.

MBChB Governance structure 2021_1

MCC Terms of Reference (PDF)

MCC meeting dates – 2023

  • Friday 17 February 2023
  • Friday 31 March 2023
  • Friday 12 May 2023
  • Friday 23 June 2023
  • Friday 4 August 2023
  • Friday 15 September 2023
  • Friday 27 October 2023
  • Friday 8 December 2023


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Masterplan for the Medical Curriculum of the Future (revised 2015)

The Masterplan for the Otago Medical Course of the Future aims to set the vision and direction of the medical course and highlights the many exciting changes and improvements that are taking place to enhance the quality of the Otago medical programme throughout the five years of the degree. It is aimed to guide those involved in designing, improving and delivering the course and should be referred to when considering changes. The first Masterplan was revised by the MB ChB Curriculum Committee (MCC) and endorsed by the OMS Executive following a review of the document and feedback from staff and student representatives. The Masterplan will be reviewed again in 2018.

Masterplan for the Otago Medical Curriculum of the Future (PDF 400 KB)

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MCC curriculum development

Advanced Learning in Medicine (ALM) Alignment Project (PDF)

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OMS curriculum map - Core competencies, Modules and Learning Outcomes are interlinkedMB ChB Curriculum Map

The Otago Medical School MB ChB Curriculum Map outlines the key elements of expected learning within the MB ChB programme:

Otago MB ChB Curriculum Map

Explanation of the Curriculum Map

Clinical Skills in the Undergraduate MB ChB Medical Curriculum

Download a copy of the Clinical Skills Overview Map (2016) (PDF)

Curriculum content and/or outcome changes in the Otago Medical School MB ChB Curriculum

For a description of the agreed process for change in curriculum matters which involve content and/or outcomes, but not matters such as changes to programming/timetabling or assessment refer to the document and flowchart. (Approved by MCC in December 2017):

Process and flowchart for curriculum content / outcome changes in the MB ChB curriculum (PDF)

Current modules in the Otago Medical School MB ChB

Currently agreed modules within the MB ChB as approved in principle by MCC on 11 December 2020 (PDF)

MB ChB Curriculum Structure: Process to introduce, remove, merge, split or rename modules

This document applies to proposals to introduce, remove, merge, split or rename modules.

Process to introduce, remove, merge, split or rename modules (PDF)

MB ChB Curriculum Committee and its associated committees: Delegations and authorities

Download a diagram showing the various sub-committees and their role in the MB ChB curriculum:

MB ChB Curriculum Committee and Sub-committee delegations and authorities (PDF)

MB ChB Curriculum Committee and associated committee Terms of Reference

MB ChB Curriculum Committee (MCC) (PDF)

MB ChB Curriculum Sub-Committee (DSM, UOC, UOW) (PDF)

MB ChB Early Learning in Medicine (Years 2–3) (PDF)

ELM Assessment Sub-Committee (PDF)

MB ChB Advanced Learning in Medicine (Years 4–6) (PDF)

MB ChB Assessment (MASC) (PDF)

MB ChB Clinical Skills, Diagnostics and Therapeutics (PDF)

MB ChB Education Research and Evaluation (MEREC) (PDF)

MB ChB eLearning and Information Communication Technology (ELICT) (PDF)

MB ChB Hauora Maori(PDF)

MB ChB Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) Sub-Committee 2021 Terms of Reference (PDF)

MBChB Pacific Health Domain Sub-Committee (PDF)

MB ChB Population Health and Epidemiology (PDF)

MB ChB Professional Practice (PDF)

MB ChB Rural Medical Immersion Programme (RMIP) (PDF)

MB ChB Science, Research and Scholarship (PDF)

MB ChB Curriculum Map Sub-Committee (CMSC) (PDF)

Student Staff (Liaison) Committee Terms of Reference 2020 (PDF)

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