ICCH Pre-Conference Course: Curriculum Development in Communication Skills Teaching

This 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 evaluate 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
  • select and organize the core content of the communication curriculum tailor content 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
  • evaluate the curriculum

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 RosenbaumMarcy Rosenbaum, PhD, is Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in the US.  She is currently the 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.

Jane Ege MøllerJane Ege Møller, PhD, is Associate Professor at Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University in Denmark and the Academic Lead of the clinical communication skills courses for residents in Central Denmark Region. She is currently the co-chair of tEACH, the teaching committee of EACH International Association of Communication in Healthcare. She has more than 15 years of experience as a researcher and teacher in the field of clinical communication and medical education.



Member: £370
Non Member: £420
Student: £180


This course takes place prior to ICCH 2022, in Glasgow, Scotland. Registration will open shortly.  Maximum number of participants is 18.


5 September 9:00 – 18:00
6 September 8:00 – 14:30


Date/Time 05 Sep 2022 - 06 Sep 2022 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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