Curriculum Development for Medical Education: A Six-Step by Patricia A. Thomas, David E. Kern, Mark T. Hughes, Belinda

By Patricia A. Thomas, David E. Kern, Mark T. Hughes, Belinda Y. Chen

Based on a confirmed six-step version and together with examples and inquiries to advisor program of these undying rules, Curriculum improvement for clinical Education is a realistic guidebook for all college contributors and directors accountable for the academic studies of clinical scholars, citizens, fellows, and medical practitioners.

Incorporating revisions pushed by means of demands reform and suggestions in scientific schooling that problem proven educating types, the 3rd variation comprises an expertise of latest accreditation criteria and regulatory guidance. The authors have improved their dialogue of survey method for wishes review and rigidity the significance of writing competency-based ambitions and goals that include milestones, entrustable expert actions, and observable perform actions. With up-to-date examples concentrating on interprofessional schooling, collaborative perform, and academic expertise, they describe academic recommendations that contain the recent technology of studying. a totally new bankruptcy provides the original demanding situations of curriculum improvement for big, lengthy, and built-in curricula.

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For the general needs assessment, it is particularly important to ensure that questionnaires are distributed to an appropriate sample so that the results will be generalizable. (53). ) Sometimes, more intensive methods of data collection are necessary. When little is known about the current approach to a clinical problem, educators may ask practitioners or patients to complete daily diaries or records of activities. Alternatively, they may use observation by work sampling (54), which involves direct observation of a sample of patients, practitioners, or medical educators in their work settings.

Chap. 1, p. 10. net/con tents/535. 9. Glanz K, Rimer BK. Theory at a Glance: A Guide for Health Promotion Practice, 2nd ed. : Department of Health and Human Services; 2005. Pp. 10–26. 10. Green LW, Kreuter MW. Health Promotion Planning: An Educational and Environmental Approach. New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing; 2005. Pp. 14–15. 11. Fiore MC, Jaén CR, Baker TB, et al. Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Clinical Practice Guideline. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service; 2008.

IDENTIFICATION OF TARGETED LEARNERS Before curriculum developers can proceed with the targeted needs assessment, they must first identify their targeted learners. Targeted learners can be patients, practitioners, practitioners-in-training, or students. Ideally, this choice of targeted learners would flow from the problem identification and general needs assessment. ) The targeted learners would be the group most likely, with further learning, to contribute to the solution of the problem. Frequently, however, curriculum developers have already been assigned their targeted learners, such as medical students or resident physicians-in-training.

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