Curriculum Development for Medical Education

Curriculum Development for Medical Education
Author : David E. Kern
Publisher : JHU Press
Total Pages : 178
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : 0801858445
ISBN 13 : 9780801858444
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At a time when society is demanding accountability from the medical education system and residency review committees are demanding written curricula, this book offers a practical, yet theoretically sound, approach to curriculum development in medicine. Short, practical, and generic in its approach, the book begins with an overview of a six-step approach to curriculum development. Each succeeding chapter then covers one of the six steps: problem identification, targeted needs assessment, goals and objectives, education methods, implementation, and evaluation. Additional chapters address curriculum maintenance, enhancement, and dissemination. Throughout, examples are used to illustrate major points. An appendix provides the reader with a selected list of published and unpublished resources on funding, faculty development, and already developed curricula.