Australian Musculoskeletal Education Collaboration.
The Development of National Core Competencies in Musculoskeletal Basic and Clinical Science. A project to improve the health of the nation through better medical education delivery, supported by funding from the Australian Government.
To advance national heath care standards by ensuring the delivery of world leading musculoskeletal education to the country’s trainee medical professionals.
To have the defined musculoskeletal core competencies developed for implementation into the curricula of all Australian Medical Schools by 2010.
To improve the delivery of musculoskeletal care in Australia by establishing a minimum national baseline in musculoskeletal education. This is to be achieved through the development, provision and maintenance of national multi-disciplinary core competencies targeted at medical students, doctors, allied health practitioners and patients.
To ensure that graduating Australian health care professionals are suitably equipped in the areas of musculoskeletal basic and clinical science to address the increasing impact of chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.
To ensure that graduating Australian health care professionals are suitably versed in the concept of “Chronic Disease Self-Management” (CDSM) as an integral part of patient management.