Publication details

OPTIMED Platform: Curriculum Harmonisation System for Medical and Healthcare Education

Authors

KOMENDA Martin SCHWARZ Daniel VAITSIS Christos ZARY Nabil ŠTĚRBA Jaroslav DUŠEK Ladislav

Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Digital Healthcare Empowering Europeans: Proceedings of MIE2015
MU Faculty or unit

Citation
WWW http://ebooks.iospress.nl/publication/39394
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-512-8-511
Field Informatics
Keywords Curriculum; Education; Medical informatics; Planning Techniques; Program Development
Description This contribution introduces a new web-based OPTIMED platform for an effective harmonisation of medical and healthcare curriculum. Behind the engineering background stays an original methodology covering planning model based on formal parameterisation of curriculum, which fully support the outcome-based approach to education. With the use of developed system curriculum, designers and senior guarantors can provide a clear and transparent composition of compulsory and optional courses, and easily identify potential duplicities and overlaps across a domain of medical and healthcare education. For students, it means an absolutely new way of how to understand what is really taught during a learning period, including all necessary meta information. All members across the academic community are able to search and consequently display in detail the most important domains related to the particular year, term, course, medical discipline or topic. The presented solution significantly enhances the transparency and continuity of the environment in which the authors of the teaching materials as well as their consumers work daily. Suggestions for future improvements of the OPTIMED platform are discussed.
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