Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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3 points, SCA Band 1, 0.0625 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedNotting Hill Term 4 2012 (Off-campus block of classes)
Notting Hill Term 4 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)A/Prof Liz Molloy


MEU9004 will introduce participants to the concepts, terminology and development
processes of curriculum design. The unit will focus upon the basic principles of curriculum development as they apply to the variety of organisational settings represented by the course participants. The unit is designed to be practical in its focus and will build upon the perspectives introduced in MEU9001-9003.


On completion of this unit participants will be able to:

  1. differentiate between the curriculum perspectives currently evident within health
professional education;
  1. identify the main curriculum traditions in the education of health professionals;
  2. describe the influence on curriculum development of learning theories, the
characteristics of the individual health professions, regulatory requirements and general models of curriculum design;
  1. design a curriculum that specifies intended outcomes, evaluates actual outcomes, is consistent with regulatory requirements, specifies learner and teacher activities and is logically organised.


Curriculum development project (90%)
Teaching portfolio (10%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Margaret Bearman

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-campus with compulsory study days.