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Led by:
Madhavi Dandu, MD, MPH and Derek Harmon, PhD

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
Consider the design of curriculum addressing learners from diverse backgrounds
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 50 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™.

UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and Med Ed Grand Rounds have been approved by UCSF Rehabilitative Services for up to 7 continuing education hours per year total. Questions regarding this approval should be directed to (415) 514-6779.

Course No. MGR22075.

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