Pre-Course: The 'Curriculum Development in Communication Skills Teaching' Course

Saturday, October 26, 2019; 9:00am - 6:00pm PST
Sunday, October 27, 2019; 8:00am - 2:30pm PST
Registration Fee: $575*

Pre-Course Description:
This course is directed towards teachers of health professionals (for example medical students, nurses, physiotherapists, doctors) who wish to develop a new curriculum or extend an existing curriculum. We are aware that different institutions in different countries will have varying resources in terms of available teachers, simulated patients and technology and take this into account in helping you. Course content will address developing curriculum ranging from stand-alone session(s) on a specific communication skill area (for example, basic skills, motivational interviewing, bad news telling, etc) to more comprehensive longitudinal communication curriculum for any level of learners. The course will be highly interactive and participant centered and will enable individual participants to formulate concrete plans for the future.

The focus is on how to develop a curriculum suitable to the healthcare setting the participant operates within. The course looks at what to include in the curriculum and how to deliver, and evaluate the curriculum.  The course combines large group interactive sessions presenting theory and concrete steps in developing curricula with small group sessions where participants work on their individual curriculum development needs.

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

- apply educational theory to designing communication skills curricula

- ensure learners master an increasing range of skills and retain them over time

- select and organize the core content of the communication curriculum tailor content to their learners’ needs

- select appropriate teaching methods for each component of the curriculum

- integrate communication with other clinical skills and the rest of the learners’  program

- evaluate the curriculum

Pre-Course Facilitators:
Course facilitators are representatives from EACH, the International Association for Communication in Healthcare and have extensive experience in curriculum development, facilitating Train the Trainers Courses for health professions educators and teaching health professional learners at all levels.

Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD
EACH president-elect and former Chair of tEACH, the teaching committee of EACH
Professor of Family Medicine, Sahai Family Professor of Medical Education
Faculty Development Consultant, Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten
EACH past president and tEACH trainer as former member of tEACH, Associate Professor emeritus of Medical Communication at the Department of Primary and Community Care at the Radboud University Medical Center  Nijmegen, Netherlands

Jane Ege Moller
Member of tEACH
Assistant Professor at Centre for Health Sciences Education,
Aarhus University in Denmark
Professional course manager for the post-graduate communication skills training in the Central Denmark Region

*Registration Details
Registration Fee Includes:
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, all day beverages (coffee/tea, etc.), Saturday break items
Cancellation Policy: Registrations will be refunded (minus a $75 cancellation fee), if cancelled at least 30 days prior to the conference (September 27). Cancellations after September 27th will not be refunded.
Maximum number: 18 participants

Minimum number: 13 participants (minimum registrations must be met by August 15 to confirm the course) If the pre-course is cancelled due to not meeting the minimum number of registered attendees, registrants will be notified directly following the August 15 cut-off and a full refund will be provided. 

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