Educational strategies to develop a course and design assessment of learning and evaluation.
This module provides an overview of the principles of curriculum development in medical education and the critical issues in course design and assessment, with a focus on implementation at the course/module level, the coherent planning of learning activities, and evaluation of teaching and learning. Through a mixture of lectures, individual and group activities, students will learn to summarise the steps taken in the process of course design, discuss the options available at each stage, and apply their learning to the design of a new module or course.
Whilst this module is offered as a short course it should be noted that it also sits within the PgCert in Teaching Evidence-based Health Care programme and as such there is an emphasis and focus on the broader principles of course design, assessment and evaluation in the context of this specific topic area.
The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 23rd April 2021. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.
This course will enable students to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of course design and curriculum development
- Design a module/course, and individual sessions, demonstrating an appropriate selection of teaching, feedback and assessment strategies
- Assess factors that influence course design
- Critically evaluate the different educational approaches to curriculum development
- Summarise the steps that should be undertaken in the process of course design and the discuss the options available at each stage
- Critically analyse the various components of a course, including educational philosophy/strategy, rationale, content, organisation, implementation, assessment and evaluation