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Title Introduction to Medical Education Research
Course number 2193
Programme Vårdvetenskap (PUF-V)
Language English
Credits 6.0
Date 2019-09-18 -- 2019-12-05
Responsible KI department Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The participants should develop their understanding of what kind of issues/phenomena that are researched in medical education and get familiar with qualitative and quantitative approaches and methods used in the research field.
Intended learning outcomes After the course the student is expected to be able to:

1. Reason and argue about the significance of the Medical Education research field in relation to the Higher Educational field.
2. Identify, analyze and describe different kinds of issues and phenomena that are researched in Medical Education.
3. Reflect on and express similarities and differences of different research approaches and methods used in Medical Education Research.

Contents of the course The course content includes studies of the Medical Education field especially:

* Significance of professional educational programmes, disciplines and subjects in the medical and health care field
* Researching different areas within medical education - student learning, teaching, course/curriculum design, assessment and evaluation
* Researching learning and teaching in clinical education and the health care field - supervision, professional development and patient education
* Qualitative and quantitative approaches and methods in Medical education research
Teaching and learning activities The course design is based on the student's active participation in his/her own learning process. Self -directed learning activities will be stimulated and processed by assignments, lectures, seminars, and group work
Compulsory elements Assignments, seminars and group work are compulsory. In order to compensate for absence, students can submit a written report based on the topics discussed during the missed opportunities no later than 1 week after the course.
Examination The assessment consists of two main parts:

* A reflective paper based on an analysis of a self -chosen thesis within Medical Education. The analysis and reflection is expected to relate to the learning outcomes.
* Written and oral self and peer assessment related to assignments, seminars and group work.
The assessment criteria (correspondence, coherence, capacity and critical appraisal) must be fulfilled to pass the course.
Literature and other teaching material Extracts from the following two books:

Swanwick, Tim (ed). Understanding medical education: evidence, theory and practice (3rd edition). Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2019 - 580 pages.

Cleland, Jennifer; Durning, Steven J. Researching Medical Education. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2015 - 288 pages.

Doctoral dissertations in Medical education and Health Sciences education will be studied (choices will be made in the study group together with the course director and lectures, a minimum of two dissertations will be read, analysed and discussed).

Articles published in Medical Education, Health Sciences and Higher Education Journals will be studied (choices will be made in the study group together with the course director and lectures, a minimum of six articles will be read, analysed and discussed).

Number of students 8 - 24
Selection of students This is a four week course which requires time for independent work outside of scheduled class time. Scheduled face-to-face sessions are on the following dates: 18-19 September, 3 October, 23 October, 12 November and 4-5 December (examination seminars). The course is given in English.
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Course responsible Terese Stenfors
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik
Contact person Per Palmgren
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik