Assessing the alignment of objectives, instructional activities, and assessments in a biomedical informatics curriculum

Tremaine Brueon Williams, Bonita Elaine Kenney, Daniel Kenneth Littleton, Meredith Nahm Zozus

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

The objective of this research was to assess the alignment of course learning objectives, instructional activities, and course assessments in a Biomedical Informatics curriculum. Each syllabi in the curriculum was reviewed and scored according to a validated rubric. Disagreements among reviewers adjudicated by consensus. Only low and moderate levels of alignment were identified. The results indicated the needs and goals of courses could be more effectively met with faculty investment in syllabi redesign and clarification to achieve course objectives. Root causes included word choice in learning objective statement as well as lack of consideration of instructional scaffolding by the course developer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationImproving Usability, Safety and Patient Outcomes with Health Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Research to Practice
EditorsAlex Mu-Hsing Kuo, Andre Kushniruk, Francis Lau, Elizabeth M. Borycki, Gerry Bliss, Helen Monkman, Abdul Vahabpour Roudsari, John A. Bartle-Clar, Karen L. Courtney
PublisherIOS Press
Pages494-500
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781614999508
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume257
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Keywords

  • alignment
  • curriculum
  • learning objectives
  • taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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