Course Design and Development
Health and Social Care (School of)
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 22 April 2024
Friday 28 June 2024
21 September 2023
Requisites for this module
DIP B904MO Medical and Clinical Education,
MSC B904MO Medical and Clinical Education
This module allows participants to consider the factors involved in designing and developing a health professions curriculum.
Participants will be able to demonstrate leadership and innovation in designing units of learning that optimise the experiences and achievements of learners in the health professions. Participants will critically engage with the political, philosophical and regulatory discourses that frame and constraints health professions education and undertake course design and development in context.
This module will enable health care practitioners to design and develop high quality, innovative training and education for others, in the academic and practice environment.
On successful completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
1. Design and develop appropriate and innovative face to face and/or online curricula for healthcare practitioners
2. Critically evaluate the professional philosophies that underpin healthcare curriculum development
3. Identify and critically evaluate the educational assumptions underpinning, and the political context surrounding, healthcare curriculum development.
Curriculum is a contested concept but is also the most fundamental in terms of defining education. In this module participants will explore approaches to curriculum design and development in health professions education. The curriculum in health professions education is complexified by the often competing political, regulatory and professional factors that influence it. Designing and developing curricula that satisfy these competing demands requires critical understanding of the context of professional education as a domain that resides within both higher education institutions and service providers and critical innovation in addressing the challenge of producing health professionals for the future.
Please note that if insufficient numbers of students (i.e. <10) opt to take this module we may have to cancel it at short notice. If this is the case we will of course notify anyone who has applied to take this course in a particular term as soon as possible and offer an opportunity to discuss alternative options.
Three full days of face to face contact using a range of teaching and learning strategies. Classroom-based sessions are supported by, and consolidated with, technology-enhanced learning.
Individual supervision and formative feedback
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Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
|3000 word Summative Portfolio
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Sagaradevi Barratt, email: email@example.com.
Dr Sagaradevi Barratt
Dr Michael Klingenberg
Leeds Beckett University
Prof Guillaume Alinier
Hamad Medical Corporation
Director of Research
Available via Moodle
Of 24 hours, 24 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.
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