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This page shows the terms used to describe different levels of granularity in the curriculum.

(Lise McCoy)

Year
Course
Week
[Clinical Presentation Scheme]
Lesson

ATSU

Lise McCoy

Year = 1
Course =2
Module/section = ?
Lesson/event = 5

Nebrska

Hugh Stoddard

Phase/Year = 1
Course/Clerkship = 2
Module = 3
Lesson/Activity  =  4

NYU

Marc Triola

Year = 1
Phase = 2
Module = 3
Course = 4
Lesson = 5

Mt Sinai

Erica Friedman

Year
Phase
Module
Course
Session
Lesson

Mississippi

Brian Rutledge

Phase = 1
Course = 2
Module (for Phase I and II, which roughly correspond to our Year 1 and 2) = 3
Posting (for Phase III, IV, and V, which roughly correspond to our Year 3, 4, and 5) = 3
Lesson (lecture, tutorial, etc.) = 4
Group (similar to CurrMIT ‘section’) = 5

National University of Singapore

Josh Jacobs

Year 1Semester
Course
Subject
Lesson (usually lecture based)

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Steve Pennell

Year = 1
Course = 2
Session = 5 (if lesson is an teaching activity) Lesson does not have the right connotation for me when I think about clinical education.

I assume we an just ignore Phase and Module.

UCSF

Kevin Souza

Year (Academic Year + Curriculum Year)
Course (or Section or Rotation)
Event / MilestoneContent

Duke

David Weiner

year
course
event
materials/assignment

Washington University

Heather Hageman

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  1. From Hugh:

    This illustrates the problem of the scale  that I mentioned on the call yesterday.  UNCOM would need to leave one of the mid-levels blank so that year would equal 1 and lesson would equal 5.  Also, it would require a substantial revision of our terminology if we were to use "course" at level 4 rather than a higher level.  Likewise, our largest unit of curriculum is the "year" which corresponds to a calendar year.  Some other schools have an 18 month unit as their largest unit.  Would they have to call it a 'year' which would be confusing, or would we create a different, more generic term (e.g. "level" or "block").

    From Steve Pennell: 

    In our curriculum renewal we are using a spiral model focused on case based learning.  It may resemble what you have written below.  I say 'may' because our Vice Dean wants to move away from using the term 'course'.  I have forwarded the suggestion below to our medical education leadership team for discussion.