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Six Rights to a Masters in Public Health Curriculum Redesign


Nash, RE and Macintyre, K and Bettiol, SS and Quinn, WJ and Murray, LJ and Pearson, S and Vandenberg, MD and Yee, KC and Mauldon, E and Van Dam, PJ and O'Reilly, JB and Griffin, P and Hart, EE, Six Rights to a Masters in Public Health Curriculum Redesign, CAPHIA 2017 Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum, 20-21 July 2017, Sydney (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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Our course was originally designed in 2012 and delivered in 2013 and is available to Australian and international students. It is Masters by coursework, delivered online and includes 25% research, concluding with a capstone thesis assessment. To keep pace with advances in practice, exponential change in the health sector and evolving stakeholder needs, regular curriculum renewal is required. There are many approaches to curriculum design and many more tools for curriculum mapping to assist in the design process. Professor Romy Lawson creator of the Curriculum Design Workbench highlights that regardless of the tool used, the most important element for successful curriculum design is to ensure teaching team involvement and engagement from the outset. In line with this, our teaching team applied the evidence-based approach described in Emeritus Professor Geoff Scott’s Senior Office of Learning and Teaching Fellowship to inform our curriculum renewal.

Scott describes Six Rights to curriculum design for the 21st century graduate;

1. Right Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) first

2. Right Mapping

3. Right Assessment

4. Right Grading

5. Right Calibration

6. Right Learning Methods & Resources

We share this approach to encourage debate and so that our peers in other MPH courses may learn from our redesign experience. We describe our redesign journey in six steps. In recognition that having the Right CLOs is the foundation to any well designed course we applied a modified version of De Bono’s Six Hats to ensure all our stakeholder requirements had been considered in our course design. The CAPHIA Foundation Competencies for Public Health Graduates (Health Monitoring and Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control, Health Protection, Health Promotion, Health Policy, Planning and Management, Evidence-Based Professional Population Health Practice) informed the "Right CLOs" and "Right Mapping." We also propose a Delphi approach to inform our regular and ongoing curriculum renewal into the future.

Item Details

Item Type:Keynote Presentation
Keywords:Public Health, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Review, Quality, Assurance of Learning, Higher Education,
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Nash, RE (Dr Rosie Nash)
UTAS Author:Macintyre, K (Dr Kate Macintyre)
UTAS Author:Bettiol, SS (Dr Silvana Bettiol)
UTAS Author:Quinn, WJ (Mrs Wendy Quinn)
UTAS Author:Murray, LJ (Dr Linda Murray)
UTAS Author:Pearson, S (Dr Sue Pearson)
UTAS Author:Vandenberg, MD (Ms Miriam Vandenberg)
UTAS Author:Yee, KC (Dr Kwang Yee)
UTAS Author:Mauldon, E (Dr Emily Mauldon)
UTAS Author:Van Dam, PJ (Dr Pieter Van Dam)
UTAS Author:O'Reilly, JB (Mr Jeremy O'Reilly)
UTAS Author:Griffin, P (Dr Phoebe Griffin)
UTAS Author:Hart, EE (Dr Elaine Hart)
ID Code:119856
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2017-08-07
Last Modified:2017-10-10
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