For what content areas are the Curriculum Development Centers producing curriculum materials?

Collectively, the Centers have produced materials supporting instruction for 20 different content areas:

  • Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S. (Oregon Health & Science University)
  • The Culture of Health Care (Oregon Health & Science University)
  • Terminology in Health Care and Public Health Settings (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
  • Introduction to Information and Computer Science (Oregon Health & Science University)
  • History of HIT in the U.S. (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
  • Health Management Information Systems (Duke University)
  • Working with Health IT Systems (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Installation and Maintenance of Health IT systems (Duke University)
  • Networking and Health Information Exchange (Duke University)
  • Fundamentals of Health Workflow Process Analysis & Redesign (Duke University)
  • Configuring EHRs (Oregon Health & Science University)
  • Quality Improvement (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Public Health IT (Columbia University)
  • Special Topics Course on Vendor-Specific Systems (Columbia University)
  • Usability and Human Factors (Columbia University)
  • Professionalism/Customer Service in the Health Environment (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
  • Working in Teams (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Planning, Management and Leadership for Health IT (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
  • Introduction to Project Management (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Training and Instructional Design (Columbia University)

A curriculum component containing the instructional materials has been developed for each content area. It was not intended that the components prepared by the Curriculum Development Centers be used in their entirety as courses in the community colleges. Courses will usually include additional elements such as class discussion, examinations, guest speakers, even student internships, that are not included in the curriculum components. Rather, the curriculum components are intended as a resource, an "educational buffet," available to support the Community College Consortia member colleges and other institutions of higher education in implementing the curricula that the colleges themselves design. Therefore, instructors should choose, at the component level or at the unit level within components, those elements of the curriculum materials that best fit their needs as they design their programs.


Content last reviewed on January 15, 2013
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