Curriculum structure: Principles and strategy

Oliver, R. and Kersten, H. and Vinkka-Puhakka, H. and Alpasan, G. and Bearn, D. and Cema, I. and Delap, E. and Dummer, P. and Goulet, J. P. and Gugushe, T. and Jeniati, E. and Jerolimov, V. and Kotsanos, N. and Krifka, S. and Levy, G. and Neway, M. and Ogawa, T. and Saag, M. and Sidlauskas, A. and Skaleric, U. and Vervoorn, M. and White, D. (2008) Curriculum structure: Principles and strategy. European Journal of Dental Education, 12 (SUPPL.). pp. 74-84. ISSN 13965883 (ISSN)

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This report provides general guidelines for the structure of a curriculum, followed by specific advice on the principles of learning and teaching, the process of restructuring and change leadership and management. It provides examples of several educational philosophies, including vertical and horizontal integration. It discusses the use of competence, learning outcomes, level of degree and assessment and provides a number of recommendations. It does not seek to be prescriptive of time allocation to disciplines within a curriculum. Although this report has been written primarily for those who will develop an undergraduate curriculum, the information may be sufficiently generic to apply to the recent development in graduate entry ('shortened dental' or 'accelerated') courses and to postgraduate degree planning and higher education certificate or diploma courses for other dental care professionals (auxiliaries). The report may have a European bias as progress is made to converge and enhance educational standards in 29 countries with different educational approaches - a microcosm of global collaboration. © 2008 Blackwell Munksgaard and The American Dental Education Association.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Competence and learning outcomes; Curriculum change; Curriculum design; Curriculum structure; article; clinical competence; curriculum; dental assistant; dental education; dental student; education; educational model; Europe; feedback system; health care quality; human; leadership; learning; methodology; organization and management; program development; standard; teaching; Competency-Based Education; Dental Auxiliaries; Education, Dental; Education, Dental, Graduate; Faculty, Dental; Feedback; Humans; Models, Educational; Program Evaluation; Students, Dental
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