Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Evaluation of courses and curricula MED5389

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

In this course, students will learn about the theory and practice of course/curriculum evaluation, and how this impacts on the design, delivery and governance of courses/curricula.

Timetable

tbc (distance-learning)

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.

Excluded Courses

MED5135

Assessment

Assignment relating to evaluation of health professions course or curricula (75%)

Contribution to online discussion (25%)

Course Aims

This course aims to give students the opportunity to:

1. Develop their knowledge and understanding of the role of evaluation in course and curriculum design, delivery and governance;

2. Critically reflect on the impact of regulators' and institutional policies on evaluation and on their personal practice in this area.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

 

1. Critically appraise mechanisms to evaluate courses and curricula;

2. Critically discuss the extent to which course/curriculum evaluation informs the design and delivery of health professions curricula;

3. Critically evaluate the impact of regulators' and institutional evaluation policies on the design, delivery and governance of health professions education.

4. Critically reflect on personal practice in course or curriculum evaluation.

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.