The module is delivered in over two to three timetabled days (usually 09.30 to 16.30) through the summer term. Participants engage in interactive seminars, peer supervision, and design workshops in class, and community activities and discussion online between delivered sessions. Participants may access face-to-face or telephone tutorials to discuss formative coursework and to receive supervision on their educational practices.
Topics covered include:
Political context of health care practice, education and workforce development.
- Clarifying curriculum aims -educational philosophies and their relevance.
- Curriculum concepts and models.
- The practices of curriculum design – applying models, principles and processes.
- Conceptualising values – professionalism in health professions education.
- Conceptualising curriculum content – the nature of professional competence and performance.
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A 3000 word critical account and curriculum design document focused on a selected unit of learning in health professions education.