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HS7410 - Curriculum Design and Renewal in Health Professional Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Medicine & Dentistry

This subject is available to Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education and Master of Health Professional Education only or by permission of the Head of School.

Students will learn the different phases involved in developing and designing curriculum for the health professions. They will be able to identify and discuss the challenges involved in different models of curriculum development.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the components of a curriculum for health professional education;
  • Discuss different models of curriculum design relevant to health professional education;
  • Apply the steps in curriculum design for health professional education;
  • Evaluate the main challenges in designing a curriculum for a health professional program;
  • Develop a curriculum evaluation framework for a selected health professional teaching area.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 2 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Educational resource - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: HS5405 AND HS5406 AND HS5409 AND HS5410


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coordinator: Dr Karen Carlisle, Assoc. Professor Louise Wright
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Nichole Harvey, Professor Tarun Sen Gupta, Dr Emma Anderson, Assoc. Professor Louise Young, Dr Karen Carlisle, Assoc. Professor Louise Wright, Dr Torres Woolley.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 1 hours online activity - There will be little contact hours for this subject as it is delievered in an external format. Occasional teleconferences may be arranged by negotiation with the students.
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.