Curriculum Development in Communication Skills Teaching (Part 1)

Member Fee: £225 Non Member Fee: £260

This online course is directed towards educators of health professional learners at any level (students, postgraduate learners, practicing health care providers)  who wish to develop a new curriculum or enhance an existing curriculum focused on clinical communication skills.

The course will explore how to develop a curriculum suitable to the healthcare setting each participant operates within, what to include in the curriculum and how to deliver and implement the curriculum.  The course combines large group interactive sessions presenting theory and concrete steps in developing curricula with small group sessions where participants work on their individual curriculum development needs.

The course will be held in English and as much as possible will accommodate participants for whom English is not their first language. We are aware that institutions in different countries will have varying resources in terms of available teachers, simulated patients and technology and take this into account in helping you. The course will be highly interactive and participant centered and will enable individual participants to formulate concrete plans for the future. .

Course objectives: As a result of this course, participants will be able to

  • apply educational theory to designing communication skills curricula
  •  organize the core content of the communication curriculum tailored to their learners’ needs
  • select appropriate teaching methods for each component of the curriculum
  • integrate communication with other clinical skills and the rest of the learners’ program
  • describe key issues in evaluation and implementation of communication curriculum 

Course facilitators have extensive experience in curriculum

Day 1: November 27, 14-18 GMT

Day 2: December 5 14-18 GMT

Course facilitators have extensive experience in curriculum development, facilitating Train the Trainers Courses for health professions educators and teaching health professional learners at all levels.

Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD, is Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in the US.  She is the Past-President of EACH and former co-chair of tEACH, the teaching committee of EACH.  She has conducted research on and taught about clinical communication and medical education for over 30 years and oversees communication skills curriculum for students, residents and practicing clinicians. She has provided faculty development related to communication skills teaching and curriculum all over the world.


Dr Gozie Offiah is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Curriculum at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and practised medicine (with a background in Surgery) for over 15 years in the Health Service Executive (HSE). She is also the Clinical Lead for the National Intern Training programme in the HSE and the chair of the cross-cultural group of tEACH, Her teaching experience spans undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education in health professions education and training.



Dr Anne Marie Regan is a practising clinical/ Neuro psychologist working in clinical practice in varied clinical settings for the last 40 years including Health Service Executive West, & National Disability Authority in Ireland. She an Assistant Scheme Director with the Irish College of General Practitioners GP training programme and has a lead role in overseeing the development of a national curriculum for communication skills teaching in postgraduate GP training.



Dr Claudia Kiessling is a medical doctor by training with a Master degree in Public Health and holds the position of chair and professor for the Education of Personal and Interpersonal Competencies in Health Care at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany. She has been involved in medical education since 1999, working in several universities in Germany and Switzerland. Her work experience includes the development and implementation of medical education programmes, assessment, programme evaluation, and faculty development. Teaching experience includes clinical communication, teamwork, reflection, problem based learning, and methodology of scientific working. Her research interests are the development of assessment instruments in the field of clinical communication (SJTs, performance-based assessment) and the evaluation of educational interventions in medical education. She has been member of EACH since 2006 and tEACH since 2011.


Max number of attendees – 18

Cost(for both parts)

Members – £225                   Non members – £260



Date/Time 27 Nov 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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