WS05: Workshop - Competency-based Curriculum Development

1:30 PM–3:30 PM Jun 19, 2018 (US - Central)

International Ballroom, 16th Floor


Abstract: In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn strategies to support the development of competency-based curriculum including concept mapping. From a given example such as master’s level educational track (e.g. M.S. in data analytics healthcare), participants will work to align course objectives for a program of study with the AMIA 2017 Curriculum Competencies. Next, participants will walk through the process of stratifying the levels of competencies and the dependencies across courses to determine ordering of classes and the overlap of content material. Using a card sorting process, faculty teams will categorize course topics, learning objectives, and competencies at the level of the individual class. Finally, each course, the program progression, and overall competencies will be reviewed by the group to reach consensus. This method of curriculum redesign has proven successful in one program in improving faculty agreement regarding course laddering and alignment with AMIA competencies.


Susan Fenton (Presenter)
UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

Amy Franklin (Presenter)
UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

Robert Murphy (Presenter)
UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics