Curriculum approaches and design MED5387
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
- Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes
In this course, students will identify, critique and apply various approaches to, and models for, designing a health professions curriculum. Additionally, students will identify the various stakeholders in a health professions curriculum and critically evaluate their impact.
Requirements of Entry
Applicants should normally possess a medical, dental, or nursing degree from an institution recognised by the University Court; or a recognised degree from another appropriate health profession; they should ideally be employed in a relevant professional context. Applications will also be considered from individuals with other relevant degree qualifications (such as a BSc in a biomedical science), who are, or aspire to be, employed in the education of health professionals.
For applicants undertaking this course as part of the PGDip/Msc HPE or PGDip/MSc HPER, they would normally be expected to have completed the following courses successfully: Learning in Health Professions; Teaching in Health Professions; and Assessment in Health Professions.
Assignment relating to the theory of curriculum design and/or its application in a health professions context (75%)
Contribution to online discussion (25%)
This course aims to give students the opportunity to:
1. Develop their knowledge and understanding of approaches to, and models for, curriculum design, and how these may be applied in the health professions context;
2. Critically discuss the role of various stakeholders in a health professions curriculum.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate approaches and models for developing a curriculum, including their relevance to a health professions context;
2. Design and implement a health professions curriculum that is balanced between pre-clinical and clinical content; is integrated; is relevant to the clinical context; takes account of various approaches to learning and teaching; and utilises a range of learning opportunities and constructively aligned assessments;
3. Critically discuss the role of various stakeholders in a health professions curriculum and their contribution to the content and governance of that curriculum.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.