Case-Based Learning (CBL) Tutor Training Program: Supporting MD Undergraduate Curriculum Renewal

Title Case-Based Learning (CBL) Tutor Training Program: Supporting MD Undergraduate Curriculum Renewal
Faculty/College/Unit Medicine
Status Active
Duration 3 Years
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2013/2014
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Gisele Bourgeois-Law
Year 1: Funded Amount 45,280
Year 2: Project Year Year 2
Year 2: Funding Year 2014/2015
Year 2: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 2: Principal Investigator Sandra Jarvis-Selinger
year-2 funded-amount 45,000
Year 3: Principal Investigator Katherine Wisener
Year 3: Funded Amount 32,880
Year 3: Project Year Year 3
Year 3: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 3: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 3: Team Members

Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, Assistant Dean, Faculty Development, Faculty of Medicine
Barry Mason, Director, Case-Based Learning Tutor Training Program, Faculty of Medicine
Rob Olson, Faculty Development Director, Northern Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine
Andrea Gingerich, Research Associate, Northern Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine
Linlea Armstrong, Faculty Development Director, Vancouver-Fraser Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine
Mike Purdon, Faculty Development Director, Southern Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine
Jane Gair, Faculty Development Coordinator, Island Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine
Joana Gil-Mohapel, Assistant Teaching Professor / Assistant Course Director for PBL/FMED year 1, Island Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine
Olusegun Oyedele, Basic Science Director, Southern Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine
Zoe Beavis, Case-Based Learning Manager, MD Undergraduate Program, Faculty of Medicine
Colleen Foster, 4th Year Medical Student
Alan Tung, 4th Year Medical Student

Year 3: Summary

The UBC Faculty of Medicine’s MD Undergraduate Program is undergoing a curriculum renewal which involves foundational changes to the curriculum. One of these changes is a shift toward a Case-Based Learning (CBL) pedagogy which allows for an interactive, student-centred exploration of realistic clinical cases which are facilitated by faculty, and away from a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) focus. After collecting evaluation data from existing students and tutors, engaging faculty development members across BC, completing two CBL pilot projects, and developing an online tutor training module, we have developed a framework for the CBL tutor training program that needs to be implemented across the four UBC distributed sites as we approach the renewed curriculum launch date, September 2015.

This program is built on past program evaluation and student projects to provide comprehensive educational curriculum that enhances teaching and learning, and is responsive to pedagogical needs, desired competencies and roles of tutors.