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MD8010 - Developing Continuing Medical Educational Programs

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Available to students enrolled in Master of Rural and Remote Medicine program and staff of organisations that develop continuing medical education programs.

The current focus of the health care system is to encourage health professionals to work together in a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and to deliver and demonstrate quality care that improves the health of the population and responds to consumers needs. This primary health care approach requires education providers to base their programs on identified educational needs and adult learning principles which fit the learning styles and work situations of practising health professionals. This subject has been designed as a guide for education providers on how to introduce evidence-based continuing professional education and development to facilitate change and learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop strategies for identifying educational needs and evaluating educational programs;
  • to gain an understanding of change management strategies and how to implement them;
  • to provide an understanding of adult learning principles and learning styles in the context of the health professions;
  • to provide participants with skills in planning, developing and marketing educational programs for health professionals.

Availabilities

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Young
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: assignments.

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Young
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: assignments.

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.