The Master of Pharmaceutical Medicine program has been delivered by UNSW for over 20 years. In 2016, it was extensively revised and moved to a fully online delivery mode. This video explains the steps involved in the transformation of the program – steps that can be applied to the revision of any other program or course across the university.
The program revision model is a cyclical process, moving through the following stages:
- Stakeholder survey
- Gap analysis
- Course development
- Formal approval
The revised program continues to be offered in a fully online mode with high student satisfaction and excellent graduate outcomes.
The impact of this program transformation to a fully online program is that it takes advantage of the affordances of the online environment to deliver cutting-edge, authentic education to our students in an easily-accessible manner for the busy working professional trying to upskill their education and employment prospects.
Chisholm, O. (2019) Curriculum Transformation: from didactic to vocational programs in Pharmaceutical Medicine. Frontiers Pharmacol https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2019.00278/full
Allen GM; Chisholm O, 2018, 'Postgraduate Education in Pharmaceutical Medicine in Australia: Evaluation and Evolution to a Global Program Over 20 Years.', Ther Innov Regul Sci, pp. 2168479018793129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2168479018793129
Chisholm O, 2017, 'Program transformation: reimagining distance education in the digital world', Research and Development in Higher Education: Curriculum Transformation, vol. 40, pp. 61 - 72, http://www.herdsa.org.au/research-and-development-higher-education-vol-40-61