PAR-40004 - Curriculum design and session planning
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733928

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

The Curriculum design and session planning module is a part-time, 15 credit module. It is designed to complement the UK Professional Skills Framework (UKPSF): this module can be optionally selected as part of the PG Medical Education programme.
The module is designed for individuals working within a medical education environment. Its focus is to explore the values and beliefs of what students should know and how they come to know it. Learners will be introduced to contemporary medical education in which the curriculum achieves a ┐symbiosis┐ with the health services and communities in which medical students learn. The assessment criteria for this module ensure that learners demonstrate the underlying links between the curriculum and health service provision and that a responsive attitude to changing values is needed to ensure curricula remain effective and fit for purpose.

This module aims to give students an understanding of the theory underpinning curriculum design, development and implementation and also the ability to critically appraise a curriculum

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

define curriculum and distinguish between formal, informal and hidden curricula: 1
analyse and evaluate learning aims, objectives, competencies and outcomes with different curricula: 1
evaluate different learning strategies in relation to outcome: 1
discuss the relevance of educational environment, climate and support for student learning within a curriculum: 1
analyse and critique models of curriculum development: 1
discuss the influence of stakeholders, regulation and society upon curricula: 1
identify and evaluate different strategies for determining learning needs: 1
evaluate and suggest changes to decolonise a curriculum: 1

Study hours

15 hours synchronous online teaching
15 hours asynchronous online teaching
120 hours researching and writing the assignment

School Rules

Applicants should be graduate, or equivalent, health professionals preparing for or currently engaged in teaching

Description of Module Assessment