Introductory Short Course in Health Professions Education
September 17 - 28, 2012
Face-to-Face Component: September 24 - 28, 2012
Course credit: 1
Pre requisite: Health Professions Educator
Duration: 50 hours (two weeks) of study consisting of one-week part-time pre-reading, and one-week full-time intensive face-to-face component.
Aims: The course aims to introduce participants to educational philosophies underpinning Health Professions Education globally and to innovative teaching learning strategies and pitfalls in assessment.
By the end of the course participants should be able to:
- differentiate between the different components of a curriculum and its evolution
- relate programme evaluation to curriculum development
- differentiate between outcomes and objectives, and the different levels of objectives
- develop a one-week module and identify the overall objectives, core content, sequence, appropriate teaching, learning and assessment strategies.
II. Teaching and Learning
- identify characteristics of adult learners and factors that enhance or inhibit learning
- match different modes of instruction with their strengths and weaknesses
- demonstrate common learner-centred approaches to teaching and importance of feedback
- identify different learning resources: e-learning, web-based learning management systems, repositories of learning objects, skills learning centres and standardised patients
III. Small Group Learning With Focus on Problem Based Learning (PBL)
- discuss the strengths and limitations of small group learning
- classify small group learning with PBL as a specialised version
- identify basic principles underlying PBL
- demonstrate the tutor's and student's roles
- conduct the process of a small group (PBL) tutorial
- apply process of assessment and feedback strategies in the (PBL) tutorial
- develop assessment plans using the principles of assessment
- identify current trends in assessment
- construct and critique a multiple choice questions
Our selection criteria can be viewed here.
Local participants: Rs 10,000 per person
International participants: US$ 500 per person
Dr Naveed Yousuf