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The Open University-FAIMER-WFME Distance Learning Modules in Medical Education Available in Early 2010—Reserve Now

FAIMER, in collaboration with the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and The Open University Centre for Education in Medicine (OUCEM) in the United Kingdom, has produced a series of distance learning modules in medical education. The first four will become available in 2010:

  • Module 1: Standards for Medical Education (begins February 1, 2010)
  • Module 2: Organizing a Self-Review (begins April 19, 2010)
  • Module 3: Gathering, Analyzing and Presenting Evidence for Self-Review (begins July 5, 2010)
  • Module 4: Self-Review in Low-Resource Circumstances (begins October 4, 2010)

Each course takes approximately one hour per week for 10 weeks. The modules can be downloaded or used on-line. Participants will be provided with course materials and supporting documentation, as well as access to an on-line discussion forum. A learning advisor will be assigned to each participant to stimulate and discuss progress. Participants will be expected to complete two one-hour assignments (within the 10-hour allocation) for which they will receive marked feedback.

At the end of each module, participants will receive a certificate that can be used as evidence of continuing professional development (CPD). In time students will be eligible to use this certificate as credit for a practice-based CPD certificate course at The Open University.

The cost of each module is US$ 85. You can purchase the modules by visiting the distance learning page of this website. If you would like further information, please e-mail OUCEM at oucem@open.ac.uk, or call +44 (0)1908 653776. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the start date of each of the modules.


(posted December 9, 2009; updated January 14, 2010)




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