Roadmap for a competency-based educational curriculum in epileptology: report of the Epilepsy Education Task Force of the International League Against Epilepsy

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  • Ingmar Blümcke, University Hospital of Erlangen
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  • Alexis Arzimanoglou, University Hospitals of Lyon
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  • Sandor Beniczky
  • Samuel Wiebe, University of Calgary
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  • the EpiEd Task Force

Teaching competency in the diagnosis and clinical management of epilepsy is of utmost importance for the ILAE. To achieve this mission, the Task Force for Epilepsy Education (EpiEd) developed a competency-based curriculum for epileptology, covering the spectrum of skills and knowledge for best medical practice. The curriculum encompasses seven domains, 42 competencies, and 124 learning objectives, divided into three levels: entry (Level 1), proficiency (Level 2), and advanced proficiency (Level 3). A survey of the currently existing ILAE-endorsed teaching activities identified a significant gap in education of basic knowledge of epileptology (Level 1). To bridge this gap, a web-based educational tool is being developed. A virtual campus will be constructed around the curriculum, integrating the various educational activities of the ILAE. This paper describes the development of the curriculum and future tasks necessary to achieve the educational goal of the ILAE.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEpileptic Disorders
Pages (from-to)129-140
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

    Research areas

  • clinical management, curriculum, diagnosis, epilepsy, teaching competency, ILAE, Task Force for Epilepsy Education (EpiEd), web-based

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