Faculty Development: Steps to Effective Course and Curriculum Development


Led by:
Sophia Saeed, DMD
Associate Clinical Professor
Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences
UCSF School of Dentistry

Jennifer Perkins, MD, DDS
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
UCSF School of Dentistry

Do you need to develop a module (online or not), series of classes, course, instructional unit, or program? Have you been developing curricula for many years? Learn to do it the right way. This workshop introduces faculty of all levels to a practical, theoretically sound approach to developing curriculum. During the workshop, participants will work through a six-step process, taking time in small groups to practice the skills learned with expert guidance nearby:

Identify a problem or need to be solved
Examine the particular needs of your learners
Develop goals and measurable learning objectives
Choose educational strategies that best fit your material
Devise steps for implementation
Consider evaluation and feedback

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

Describe Kern’s 6-step process for curriculum development
Discuss the importance of conducting a needs assessment in curriculum development
Write SMART-er learning objectives
Discuss the importance of matching objectives to learning strategies
Set personal goals for applying the skills learned in this workshop to one's own practice setting, and review a tool designed to assess performance of new teaching skills.

Adapted from: Kern, D E. (2009). Curriculum development for medical education: a six-step approach. Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press

UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 277 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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