HPE5004 - Course design and educational change management - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Health Professions Education and Education Research (HealthPEER)


Jennifer Lindley

Unit guides


Notting Hill

  • Second semester (extended) 2017 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Second semester (extended) 2017 (Online)


This unit will introduce participants to the concepts, terminology and development processes of curriculum and course design. The unit will focus upon the basic principles of curriculum development applied to the varied organisational settings represented by the course participants. Participants will be introduced to change management processes and evaluation skills. The unit is designed to be practical in its focus and will build upon the perspectives introduced in HPE5001, HPE5002 and HPE5003.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the educational theoretical perspectives relevant to their own teaching environment.
  2. Apply constructive alignment to curriculum design.
  3. Differentiate between various models of educational evaluation and justify evaluation choices.
  4. Plan evaluation tasks such as development/ adaptation of instruments and conducting of interviews.
  5. Outline effective educational change management processes including the drivers, barriers and catalysts to implementation.
  6. Design a change management plan to facilitate a change in educational practice that will address the perceived need.


  • Curriculum development project (45%) (Hurdle)
  • Evaluation and change management plan (45%) (Hurdle)
  • Teaching portfolio (10%)

Workload requirements

Off-campus students: 10 hours per week.

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Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

Online students: up to 10 hours per week.

Block-on students: Three days teacher directed learning (study days) and up to 10 hours/week self-directed learning.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study