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Methods used and lessons learnt in conducting document reviews of medical and allied health curricula : a key step in curriculum evaluation

dc.contributor.authorRohwer, Ankeen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSchoonees, Anelen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Tarynen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-31T14:09:15Z
dc.date.available2015-08-31T14:09:15Z
dc.date.issued2014-11
dc.identifier.citationRohwer, A., Schoonees, A. & Young, T. 2014. Methods used and lessons learnt in conducting document reviews of medical and allied health curricula - a key step in curriculum evaluation. BMC Medical Education, 14:236, doi:10.1186/1472-6920-14-236.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1472-6920 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1186/1472-6920-14-236
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97458
dc.descriptionCITATION: Rohwer, A., Schoonees, A. & Young, T. 2014. Methods used and lessons learnt in conducting document reviews of medical and allied health curricula - a key step in curriculum evaluation. BMC Medical Education, 14:236, doi:10.1186/1472-6920-14-236.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6920/14/236en_ZA
dc.descriptionPublication of this article was funded by the Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund.
dc.description.abstractBackground: This paper describes the process, our experience and the lessons learnt in doing document reviews of health science curricula. Since we could not find relevant literature to guide us on how to approach these reviews, we feel that sharing our experience would benefit researchers embarking on similar projects. Methods: We followed a rigorous, transparent, pre-specified approach that included the preparation of a protocol, a pre-piloted data extraction form and coding schedule. Data were extracted, analysed and synthesised. Quality checks were included at all stages of the process. Results: The main lessons we learnt related to time and project management, continuous quality assurance, selecting the software that meets the needs of the project, involving experts as needed and disseminating the findings to relevant stakeholders. Conclusion: A complete curriculum evaluation comprises, apart from a document review, interviews with students and lecturers to assess the learnt and taught curricula respectively. Rigorous methods must be used to ensure an objective assessment.en_ZA
dc.format.extent7 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_ZA
dc.subjectCurriculum evaluationen_ZA
dc.subjectMedicine -- Study and teachingen_ZA
dc.subjectMedical education -- Curriculaen_ZA
dc.titleMethods used and lessons learnt in conducting document reviews of medical and allied health curricula : a key step in curriculum evaluationen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.date.updated2015-08-04T16:51:32Z
dc.description.versionPublishers' Versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderRohwer et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.en_ZA


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