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Monday, February 27 • 10:00am - 10:45am
(BRIGHTON) Beyond Content: Evaluating Effects of Curricular Change

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Abstract Body: Objectives: 1. Discuss the impact of a targeted curricular change ( on both the cognitive and affective domains of student learning. 2. Identify tools that can assess the impact of curricular change on the affective domain of learning. 3. Outline strategies to evaluate impact of curricular change on both the cognitive and affective domains of learning. Session Format: A brief summary (15 minutes) will be presented by an anatomy instructor (in a Cell Biology and Physiology department), and an educational researcher (in a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department), on a recent curricular change that integrated anatomy content within the organ system courses rather than presenting anatomy as a separate course. Initial evidence indicates that this change led to improved anatomy content mastery as well as differences in student attitudes, including aspects of professional identity and confidence. A think-pair-share activity (15 minutes) among session participants will be based around the following prompts: 1. Give examples of possible ways curricular change could influence student learning. 2. If your program has changed or is planning curricular change, what specific non-cognitive outcomes (if any) did or will you track. 3. What tools are you aware of or would you like to have to measure these outcomes. Participants will be encouraged to use a provided template to identify assessment tools that measure impact of curricular change on domains of learning in the context of their home institution. A group discussion (15 minutes) will provide an opportunity to learn about assessment/evaluation strategies used by different programs to track the potential influence of curricular revision. Intended Outcome: Raising awareness about non-cognitive outcomes resulting from changes in a medical curriculum and sharing of assessment tools and strategies to capture these effects. Target Audience: Medical educators, administrators and medical students interested in a broader spectrum of effects on learning as a result of curricular change.

Monday February 27, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am

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