|Sumár projektu:||Building Curriculum Infrastructure in Medical Education (BCIME) project creates an innovative, intuitive and well-structured system for curriculum optimisation, easily applicable in practice. In doing so, BCIME will bring a significant contribution to speeding and improving the long-term process of medical and healthcare curricula accession. Based on in depth needs analysis, which generate a set of local institutional requirements related to the goals, aspirations and current features of curriculum systems, BCIME will provide a coherent, comprehensive framework encompassing all necessary instruments for optimal curriculum management. The main project objectives are:
*** To share know-how in the field of curriculum design, innovating on and optimising the proven methodology of parametric description (curriculum building blocks) and step-by-step manual for curriculum development.
*** To create new descriptions of selected curriculum parts in partner institutions in accordance to the local needs analysis and institutional requirements, while in full compliance with international standards.
*** To define and solve new curriculum mapping research and exploratory questions and issues and to explore hidden relations in described curricula with the use of natural language processing, data/text mining, machine learning, analysis and visualization.
Building on previous efforts of project partners, especially MU in the OPTIMED project (funded by the European Social Fund and the state budget of the Czech Republic) and MEDCIN project (funded by the European Commission ERASMUS+ program), the BCIME project brings highly relevant benefits from methodological and technological perspective. It generates general guidelines for medical and healthcare curriculum innovations based on detailed needs analysis. It creates new instances of standard-compliant curriculum management system. It provides a detailed description of selected parts of medical and healthcare curriculum on two-tier level: a major medical discipline, Anatomy, and a secondary medical discipline. It will define new medical curriculum mapping issues on gathered curriculum data and solved using analytical, nature language and machine learning methods. These tasks uncover hidden relations between curriculum building blocks and descriptive attributes and significantly enhance the process of curriculum optimization. BCIME will produce three individual outputs:
*** Methodological and technical step-by-step manual on curriculum innovations in medical and healthcare study fields.
*** The outcome-based metadata description of selected parts of curriculum.
*** Solution of given curriculum mapping research and exploratory questions.
BCIME addresses the fundamental need of curriculum optimization and standardization for which, to the best of our knowledge there is no systematic solution based on proven pedagogical approaches and methodologies. It will make it possible to define, create, manage and analyse the curricula of medical and healthcare institutions of higher education within one robust system. Based on the presented outputs the BCIME will bring the methodologies, share experience using step-by-step manual and the curriculum management platform will be applicable also in any other study branches offered in university education systems.|