for Demo Curriculum Database
In 1997 the
College of Medicine set about documenting the curriculum in an
electronic database to assist curriculum planners, faculty teaching
in medical school courses, and students. Fred Dee and Tim Leaven,
Department of Pathology, developed the web-based database that
is now maintained through OCRME staff member Roger Steffen.
is organized by course but also searchable by topics and keywords,
allowing for multiple uses. Faculty can search the database by
"M1 Class of 2000" in order to determine the extent
to which previous courses have covered a particular topic. They
can access their previous year's presentation in order to edit
it for the upcoming semester. Curriculum Committee members and
ad hoc curriculum groups can use the database to examine the depth,
breadth and integration of specified content themes. Students
can use their course web pages to complete practice exams and
review lecture material, to access external web sites from links
provided in course lectures, or to complete on-line course/faculty
on the preclinical courses and most clinical rotations may be
accessed through the curriculum database. Most course web pages
have been organized in a standard format for ease of use and contain
Course Descriptions, Schedules and Lecture Content, Evaluations,
and optional links to Practice Exams and/or Answers, Case Analyses,
CT Scans and X-rays, Reprints, and Related Sites (e.g. Pathology
Computer Programs, and Virtual Histology Laboratory).
Curriculum Database is on an intranet accessible by unpublished
address, username, and password. It is developed specifically
for use by College of Medicine students and faculty.
To view a
demonstration of the database click on the link at the top of
information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.