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dc.contributor.authorDonnison, Sharn
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Peter K.
dc.contributor.authorCole, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorBulmer, Michael
dc.contributor.authorRoiko, Anne
dc.contributor.authorMuller, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-04T04:35:24Z
dc.date.available2018-01-04T04:35:24Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2327-5499
dc.identifier.doi10.5296/ire.v4i1.8064
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/143349
dc.description.abstractA course in epidemiology and biostatistics, taken by students in health promotion and other public health disciplines, is evaluated and assessed in light of a recent university directive to incorporate blended learning, and the projected increase of online students into the course. A formal curriculum evaluation was informed by qualitative data from academic staff teaching into the course and students enrolled in the course. Five areas of challenge are identified: the volume of content; the authenticity of content; the course scheduling; the disconnection between the two course components; and the authenticity of the assessment. Some potential solutions have been identified, and the use of a virtual human population proposed as an avenue for introducing these solutions in a blended learning context. The process of conducting a formal curriculum evaluation in the context of introducing blended learning may prove useful in higher education courses looking to introduce blended learning, especially in disciplines that require students to interact with people.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMacrothink Institute, Inc.
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom11
dc.relation.ispartofpageto26
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Research in Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.titleEnhancing Curriculum in Epidemiology and Biostatistics through Simulation-Based Learning
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 The Authors. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
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gro.griffith.authorRoiko, Anne H.


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