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Table 2 Summary of the activities of the four medical education departments canvassed in this study

From: Medical education departments: a study of four medical schools in Sub-Saharan Africa

Function / activity Departments
1 2 3 4
Build capacity for faculty in HPE x x x x
Support the development of scholarship in teaching and learning x x x x
Support curriculum development, renewal and implementation x x x x
Offer Postgraduate diplomas, Masters and Doctorate degrees in HPE x x x  
Student academic support x x   x
Mentor faculty and provide educational advice x x   
Provide quality assurance at the institution and affiliated schools x   x  
Consult on education matters for the region x    
Coordinate research in medical education x x   
Manage the clinical skills laboratory x x