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FAIMER-Keele Diploma

in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment

The FAIMER-Keele Diploma program provides comprehensive training in health professions education. Beginning with a solid foundation in accreditation and assessment, the program progresses to cover research design, curriculum planning and design, and teaching/learning methods. Students take on-line units in the six modules listed below.

Modules Required for Diploma

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Module 1: Assessment (15 hours per unit) Module 1: Assessment
(15 hours per unit)

Units
  • 1.1. Foundations of Assessment
  • 1.2. Blueprinting
  • 1.3. Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs)
  • 1.4. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • 1.5. Essays and Short Answer Questions
  • 1.6. Clinical and Oral Examinations
  • 1.7. Workplace-based Assessments
  • 1.8. Standard Setting

Module 2:Accreditation and Self-review (15 hours per unit) Module 2:Accreditation and Self-review
(15 hours per unit)

Units
  • 2.1. Regulation and Accreditation of Health Professions Education
  • 2.2. Standards for Medical Education
  • 2.3. Conducting a Self-review
  • 2.4. Self-review in Low-resource Circumstances
  • 2.5. Implementing Improvements after Self-review
  • 2.6. Planning an External Review
  • 2.7. Managing and Leading Change
  • 2.8. Regulation and Accreditation in a Global Context: International Accreditation

Module 3: Assessment and Accreditation 2 (10 hours per unit) Module 3: Assessment and Accreditation 2
(10 hours per unit)

Units
  • 3.1. Self-assessment
  • 3.2. E-assessment
  • 3.3. Assessment and Selection
  • 3.4. The Role of the External Examiner
  • 3.5. Assessment in Low-resource Settings
  • 3.6. Assessment: A Critique
  • 3.7. Regulation of Health Professions
  • 3.8. Non-regulatory Approaches to Quality Assurance of Medical Education

Module 4: Curriculum Design and Evaluation
(10 hours per unit)
Module 4: Curriculum Design and Evaluation (10 hours per unit)

Units
  • 4.1. Curriculum Models and Theories
  • 4.2. Designing Integrated Curricula
  • 4.3. The Process of Curriculum Development
  • 4.4. Managing the Curriculum
  • 4.5. A Contextual Curriculum
  • 4.6. Curriculum Evaluation
  • 4.7. Curriculum in Low-resource Settings
  • 4.8. Curriculum: A Critique

Module 5: Teaching and Learning in Health Professions
(10 hours per unit)
Module 5: Teaching and Learning in Health Professions (10 hours per unit)

Units
  • 5.1. Learning Theories: A Critique
  • 5.2. Learning Clinical and Communication Skills
  • 5.3. Learning Basic Sciences
  • 5.4. Learning in the Community
  • 5.5. Supporting Learners
  • 5.6. Learning Clinical Problem Solving
  • 5.7. Learning through Simulation: High Resource, Low Resource, and the Bigger Picture
  • 5.8. Continuing Professional Development

Module 6: Research Design (10 hours per unit) Module 6: Research Design
(10 hours per unit)

Units
  • 6.1. Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation
  • 6.2. Literature Review and Writing a Research Question
  • 6.3. Research Designs and Sampling
  • 6.4. Quantitative Research Methods
  • 6.5. Quantitative Data Analysis
  • 6.6. Qualitative Research Methods
  • 6.7. Qualitative Data Analysis
  • 6.8. Research Governance

The Diploma is a two-year course of study. Successful completion of all units in Modules 1–6 is required to earn the Diploma. Students who have already taken units for the Certificate program can apply the credit from that program to the Diploma program.

For information on how modules and units are conducted, please visit How It Works.

If you have any questions about the program, please e-mail distancelearning@faimer.org.

last update: September 9, 2016
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