Students' perception of their learning of cognitive-linguistic skills in the preclinical phase of the medical curriculum: a qualitative study.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The academic reform of the Medicine program at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Universidad del Rosario brought about interesting changes and challenges in the medical training process. By opting for an integrated curriculum, based on learning outcomes, the evaluation focused on competencies becomes important. Within this group of competencies, cognitive-linguistic skills are the pillars for the integration of knowledge, behaviors and attitudes. After three years of implementation of this reform, the following question arises: How do medical students learn cognitive-linguistic skills in an integrated curriculum? The purpose of this research is to understand how the learning of cognitive-linguistic skills occurs in an integrated medical curriculum. This research is situated in a qualitative, hermeneutic perspective, with a grounded theory design. It is expected that the findings of this study will contribute to decision making regarding adjustments to the curriculum, to characterize the learning of cognitive-linguistic skills in the medical program as a distinctive feature with respect to curricula of other universities, and to knowledge about medical education, specifically in relation to communication skills.

Effective start/end date1/10/174/30/18

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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