ERIC Number: ED190026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Core Goals and Objectives of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine: The Product and the Process.
Gjerde, Craig L.; Sheehan, T. Joseph
The final report of the University of Connecticut Health Center curriculum project entitled "A Data-Based Approval to Developing a Curriculum" is presented. The aims of the project were these: (1) to develop procedures for judging and cross-judging the goals and objectives of undergraduate medical education; (2) to implement these procedures by collecting expert and non-expert judgments from faculty within and outside the University of Connecticut; and (3) to present this data as the basis for shaping the curriculum. Based on the judgments of 135 committee participants, goals and objectives are outlined in section one for such courses as those in ambulatory care, cardiovascular, central nervous system, biostatistics, clinical medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pathobiology, pediatrics, and surgery. Section two describes the methodology developed and utilized in carrying out the work of explicating these performance standards during the two-year duration of the project. Appendices include: curriculum objectives; suggested behavioral verbs provided to faculty; scales of clarity and centrality on which objectives were rated; changes in the Hematology objectives during their development; and an example of revisions in objectives of the Growth and Development subject committee. (LC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Fund for Medical Education, Cleveland, OH.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Farmington.