Continuing Education in Health Professions
- The purpose of this course is to provide learners with a comprehensive and working knowledge of the field of continuing health professional education in the context of knowledge translation (KT). This is an expanding area of higher education and professional practice to which increasing academic attention is directed. In particular, the application of CE and continuing professional development to closing the clinical care gap between what is known and what health professionals actually do, has assumed significance in the Canadian context.
- This modular five day, intensively participatory course is meant to provide both a theoretical and practical base for professional application and a basis for understanding “knowledge translation” from an educational perspective.
- Required Reading: Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Health Care: Better Education, Better Patient OutcomesAuthor(s): William Rayburn MD, MBA, David A. Davis MD, Mary G. Turco EdD
- Participants are strongly encouraged to read the book before class starts.
- The course will use a combination of short lectures by the course instructor and guest teachers drawn from the Faculty of Medicine, seminar sessions and class discussion. Participants must come prepared to discuss their own goals, programs and strategies in the context of CE, CPD and knowledge translation.
- Course dates for 2017 : 9 am -5 pm. October 16, October 23, November 6, November 13 & November 27. Classes will be held at 525 University Avenue, 12 th floor conference room.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss Needs assessment for curriculum Development and Evaluation of Continuing Education(CE) and continuing Professional Development(CPD).
- Describe methods of Individual Learning, Team Learning and Organizational Learning
- Discuss the knowledge translation and the effects of CE and CPD on Patients and System
- Review relevant literature and synthesis knowledge on some aspect of Health Professional Education.