units

MEU9004

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedNotting Hill Second semester (extended) 2014 (Off-campus block of classes)
Notting Hill Second semester (extended) 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Fiona Kent

Synopsis

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. Participants will also be introduced to change management processes and evaluation skills. The unit is designed to be practical in its focus and will build upon the perspectives introduced in MEU9001-9003.

Outcomes

At the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the educational theoretical perspectives relevant to their own teaching environment;
  2. Apply the principles of constructive alignment to designing curriculum
  3. Differentiate between various models of educational evaluation;
  4. Perform basic evaluation skills such as development/adaptation of instruments and conducting of interviews;
  5. Outline effective educational change management processes including the drivers, barriers and catalysts to implementation
  6. Design a change management plan to facilitate a change in educational practice that will address the perceived need

Assessment

Curriculum development project (45%)
Evaluation and change management plan (45%)
Teaching portfolio (10%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Off-campus students:
Ten (10) hours per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-campus with compulsory study days.