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Curriculum design principles for developing a module in medical education

Ambili Remesh.

Curriculum, the crux of education has its impact on health professional programs as well as healthcare need of the society.A curriculum is intended to bring about changes in learners in four domains. Curriculum design is a complex process which needs meticulous planning and extensive conceptual frameworks. Several categories of adult learning theories link intricately with curriculum development. There is increasing relevance and accountability to curricular development for the medical educators.
Module, a subunit of a curriculum is deliberated according to the curricular framework selected. The steps in curriculum development can be applied to develop a module. The Module can provide a quality learning experience for facilitator and student alike. The various models of curriculum evaluation can be applied to modules also.
All Medical educators need to undergo systematic and skilled training in curriculum design and module development to fulfil their responsibility of imparting quality education.

Author: Dr.AmbiliRemesh

Key words: Key words: Medical education, Curriculum design, Module development, Learning theories.

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