School of Public Health

As a cooperative department of School of Public Health, Graduate School of Medicine, we provide courses of Human Resource Development for Health and Medicine. Course details are below. Language of the classes are in Japanese.

S1 Term: Human Resource Development for Health and Medicine

  • Date/Time: 7 Apr – 2 Jun 2020 (5 May — National Holiday), every Tuesday, 8:30–12:10 (Some classes are provided non-synchronously, i.e. online learning should be done in this or other time frames.
  • Method: Online, see UTAS for details.
  • Remarks: The class on 7 Apr is synchronous, i.e. you must be online to attend the class. The class on 14 Apr is asynchronous, so you read the contents and do your group work through network. If you’d like to attend the class on 14 Apr in the schedule below, please inform us ASAP to allocate a group for you in advance.

A1 Term: Learner Assessment

  • Date/Time: 29 Sep – 17 Nov 2020, every Tuesday, 8:30–12:10
  • Location: M1 room, 3rd Floor of Medical Library Bldg

Human Resource Development for Health and Medicine

Course objectives

Human resource development for healthcare field is the process of improving health and medical needs in regions and countries by developing medical human resources and developing their systems. The objective of this course is to develop the ability to build and evaluate courses and lessons by themselves, while understanding theories of learning and education, curriculum development, program evaluation, and instructional design.

Course schedule

7 AprWhat is human resource development for health, Workshop and world cafe
14 AprLecture skills, Instructional design
21 Apr Project presentation 1 (practical for lecture skills)
28 AprImprovement of clinical education (skills/management), Mentoring and precepting
12 May Curriculum development using 6-step approach
19 MayTopics in health professions education: interprofessional education, technology-based education
26 MayProject presentation 2 (Plan for improving education you experienced)
2 JunDeadline for report submission

Learner assessment

Course objectives

Learner assessment is one of the most important educational activities after conducting human resource development, training, education, etc., to confirm that learners have learned as expected. In health professional education field, learner assessment methods have become increasingly diversified in recent years, and selecting and combining appropriate methods has become a complex issue. In this course, the latest theories of learner assessment in health professional education are introduced, and virtual data will be used for analysis. We aim at a level where we can discuss aspects like validity.

Course schedule

29 Sep(1) Overview of learner assessment in health professions education, and (2) Assessment and competency-based education
6 Oct(1) Item response theory (IRT),
(2) Basic analysis of assessment data, and
(3) Item analysis for written assessment and MCQs
13 Oct(1) Assessment of clinical ability, OSCE,
(2) Reliability of single facet, and
(3) Standard setting
20 Oct(1) Generalizability theory
27 Oct(1) Entrance examination,
(2) Medical education research, and
(3) Workplace based assessment (WBA)
10 NovPresentation by each student, and submission of reflective report
17 NovAdditional week