The BMLSc Curriculum Mapping project builds on our curriculum review work to date. Program level learning outcomes (https://pathology.ubc.ca/educational-programs/bmlsc/program-level-learning-outcomes/), course level learning outcomes (key knowledge/attributes gained through completion of an individual course), and session level learning outcomes (what students take away from a particular session) are the key pillars. The mapping survey includes questions about the level of content complexity, assessment methods, and instructional methods.
I joined Amanda Bradley and Roselynn Verwoord late in 2017 to help generate a survey that would acquire this huge amount of information in a meaningful way. Several survey iterations were attempted as we determined how to capture needed information, given the complexity of our Program delivery (i.e. given that each of our dedicated educators may play one role or multiple roles including that of instructor, Course Coordinator, or Section Lead). Survey testers: Bojana Rakic, John O’Kusky, Corree Laule, Deb Chen, Juliana Liu, Jenny Tai, and Jennifer Xenakis provided critical feedback that prompted re-envisioning and refinement of the survey. The final survey product - surveys tailored for each individual BMLSc course - was distributed to our instructors in early June.
We are excited to share that the survey completion rate is over 90%! This is a testament to our instructors’ and course leaders’ dedication to the success of the BMLSc Program.
Compiling the survey data is underway. Connectivity between courses will be realized through mapping to the program outcomes and information obtained at the session level. The data will help identify any gaps within the program and provide an opportunity to further integrate the information we supply to our students across different courses. Most importantly, the curriculum mapping information will drive discussions amongst instructors and course leaders that will result in actionable targeted improvements. We will keep you posted as this exciting work continues!