Postgraduate Course: The Curriculum (MEED11014)
|School||Edinburgh Medical School
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will consider, what is a curriculum, how is it created and what impact it has on students, institutions and professional development in the undergraduate and postgraduate phases.
The course will refer to evidence in the literature and case studies illustrating issues around curriculum planning, particularly with respect to:
- Philosophy, policy and practice.
- The definition of the clinical practitioner.
- Recommendations and guidelines with international status, examples include the World Health Organisation, and the European Tuning Projects.
- Recommendations and guidelines at national level, examples include the General Medical Council, Royal Colleges, "Scottish Doctor Project" and government agencies.
- The explicit and hidden curriculum and the notion of constructive alignment
The course will also explore the limitations of competency-based programmes and will ask participants to consider the difference between competency, capability and performance in medical practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 8,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Online Activities 65,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 30,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One written assignment of 3000 words
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the key pedagogic features of a teaching activity and its context.
- Illustrate the impact on a curriculum of context (social/political/professional) and the role of stakeholders.
- Analyse a curriculum with reference to a range of design models.
- Assess a teaching activity in relation to its alignment with associated curricula, learning outcomes and assessment.
- Describe how a range of practical and logistical factors influence the realisation of a curriculum.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Online environments are used for the teaching, learning and assessment of all courses on the MSc programme. This includes the Waverley Suite, allowing interactive visual, audio, textural and graphical modes of communication, in the same synchronous or asynchronous event.
|Course organiser||Dr Derek Jones
Tel: 0131 242 6536
|Course secretary||Mrs Debbie Spence
Tel: (0131 6)51 6536