Education in the Health Professions

PERSPECTIVE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 91--95

Using outcomes-based curricular planning to improve clinical education: Examples from a veterinary neurology clerkship


Renee Barber1, Sherry Clouser2 
1 Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, 501 D.W. Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602, USA
2 Department of Academic Affairs, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, 501 D.W. Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Renee Barber
Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, 501 D.W. Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602.
USA

Clerkships are an important part of veterinary education, but the many inherent challenges to teaching in a service-oriented setting result in widely variable, sometimes insufficient learning opportunities for students. There is a large body of literature devoted to improvement of clinical education, but there has been little focus on curricular planning as a means to improve clerkships. Here, we advocate for outcomes-based curricular planning of individual veterinary clerkships to maximize learning opportunities and overcome problems often reported with clinical education, such as a lack of clear learning objectives and inadequate assessments and feedback. We provide examples of the straightforward process and benefits gained when we utilized backward design and competency-based veterinary education frameworks to revise the neurology clerkship at our institution.


How to cite this article:
Barber R, Clouser S. Using outcomes-based curricular planning to improve clinical education: Examples from a veterinary neurology clerkship.Educ Health Prof 2021;4:91-95


How to cite this URL:
Barber R, Clouser S. Using outcomes-based curricular planning to improve clinical education: Examples from a veterinary neurology clerkship. Educ Health Prof [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jul 6 ];4:91-95
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