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Institute of Health Sciences Foundation Programme
Aligning Learning Outcomes
Information Technology
Bernard K Perry MA BSc PGCE RSA-Dip-TEFLA (DELTA)
Head of Basic Sciences & Foundation Programme
Chair of IHS ICT Committee
Topics
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IHS Curriculum review process in 2008
– incorporating Oman Academic Standards for General
Foundation Programmes (2008)
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IT curriculum review
– aligning the standards
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Incorporating key Study Skills
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IHS Curriculum Review – 2008
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Prompts
– Revised IHS Vision (aiming towards higher
diploma/degree programmes)
– New Academic Standards for Foundation
Programmes (OASGFP, 2008)
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Process
– An improved curriculum review process devised
– Curriculum Advisory Committees established
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Key elements of curriculum review
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Benchmark standards and needs established
– International (e.g. First Aid)
– National (e.g. Foundation: OASGFP document)
– Needs Analysis within local context
Existing curriculum outcomes compared
with standards: Gap analysis
 Outcomes revised across programmes and
courses, vertically and horizontally
 Programmes/Courses restructured
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Summary of IHS Process
6. Ongoing
evaluation
The Curriculum
Review Process
1. Review
standards
5. Implement
Curriculum
2. Needs
Analysis
4. Develop
Curriculum
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3. Gap
Analysis
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The initial steps
6. Ongoing
evaluation
The Curriculum
Review Process
1. Review
standards
5. Implement
Curriculum
2. Needs
Analysis
4. Develop
Curriculum
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3. Gap
Analysis
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Steps 1 & 2 – preparation
Standards – for IT (and other subjects in the GFP),
prescribed in the OASGFP document (2008)
 Needs Analysis for IT
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– a GFP requirement
– a necessity for IHS students
(e.g. web research, data
analysis, report writing, presentations, etc.)
– Allied Health graduates need familiarity with
computerized health records systems
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Aligning the outcomes
6. Ongoing
evaluation
The Curriculum
Review Process
1. Review
international
standards
5. Implement
Curriculum
2. Needs
Analysis
4. Develop
Curriculum
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3. Gap
Analysis
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Step 3 – Gap Analysis: Mapping
Existing course objectives
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OASGFP outcomes 
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Mapping included whether an outcome is
– Studied (in course materials)
– Assessed (formally or informally)
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IT Gap analysis – Example 1
Outcome Statements
Describe the main functional blocks of a computer system and how they work in sequence to
process information.
Identify and describe the function of different hardware components such as CPU, storage
systems, types of memories like RAM, ROM etc. and common input and output devices.
Compare and contrast different types of computers, including network computers, personal
computers, laptops and PDAs.
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A
S
T
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T
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T
b.3
Explain the terms Hertz (incl. MHz, GHz) and byte (incl. KB, MB, GB, TB).
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T
c.1
Identify and explain the different types of software: operating systems, application software
and programming software.
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T
c.2
Install and uninstall software applications.
d.1
Identify the requirements for a computer suitable for purchasing for student usage.
d.2
Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer ergonomics (seating, lighting, positioning,
ventilation etc.) and explain the common health problems associated with computer usage
and ways to avoid them.
d.3
Explain the concept of software copyright.
d.4
Explain the terms shareware, freeware, end-user license agreement.
d.5
Explain the Omani data protection legislation.
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d.6
Demonstrate basic keyboard skills.
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L
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b.1
b.2
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Hospital Information
Managament System
Presentation
(PowerPoint)
Spreadsheets (Excel)
Word Processing
(Word)
Word Processing
(basics)
Internet, WWW and
Email
S = Studied and/or Applied
A = Assessed
P= Assessed by practical
T= Assessed by theory
L= Assessed by Logbook
Basic Computer
Operation and File
Management
Modules/Courses
IT1: Year 0 Semester 1
IT2: Year 0 Semester 2
Computer
Fundamentals
Code and/or Ref No.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
5.2.1 Computer Fundamentals
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IT Gap analysis – Example 2
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Modules/Courses
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Generate various formulas using built-in functions and use them appropriately and correctly to
solve problems.
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Demonstrate the formatting of data, cells, rows and columns in a worksheet.
Create and manipulate different types of charts/graphs on the worksheet data.
Explain usage of formulas and functions in a worksheet.
Explain generating various charts and graphs.
Explain how to sort, link and consolidate spreadsheets.
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Demonstrate the understanding of various print options and how to print spreadsheets and
charts after appropriate page set-up and pre-view.
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Demonstrate use of the edit (copy/cut/paste etc) functions.
Demonstrates the ability to reproduce a hand written table as an electronic spreadsheet.
Demonstrates the ability to perform basic analysis of data using graphs and charts.
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Presentation
(PowerPoint)
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Recognise, open, modify, navigate, save and close a spreadsheet application file.
Identify the main components of a spreadsheet window.
Explain the basic uses of spreadsheets.
Create, Open, Save, and Close spreadsheets.
Use the help system effectively.
Identify and use the different menus and toolbars to set up the worksheets.
Demonstrate how to insert, store and manipulate data.
Demonstrate how to handle (Insert, rename, delete, duplicate, move etc.) worksheets.
Computer
Fundamentals
Outcome Statements
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
S = Studied and/or Applied
A = Assessed
P= Assessed by practical
T= Assessed by theory
L= Assessed by Logbook
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A
Hospital Information
Managament System
Word Processing
(Word)
Word Processing
(basics)
Internet, WWW and
Email
IT2: Year 0 Semester 2
Code and/or Ref No.
Basic Computer
Operation and File
Management
IT1: Year 0 Semester 1
Spreadsheets (Excel)
5.2.4 Spreadsheets
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IT Gap analysis – all 6 areas
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Gap Analysis Findings for IT
Some gaps existed, so course objectives
updated to match OASGFP
 Total length to be increased from 45h to
60h over 2 semesters (30h course each
semester)
 IT2 course to include an introduction to
Hospital Information Management
Systems (to meet MOH needs)
 Some study skills outcomes to be included
in IT teaching/assessment
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Study Skills in IT
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What had the Gap Analysis for Study Skills
revealed?
– Over 80% of Study Skills outcomes handled in
English, e.g. Oral Presentations, Research for
Projects, Time Management…
– Many aspects of Time Management also
covered in other Foundation courses
– Presentation media skills are included in IT
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Incorporating Study Skills in IT
Time Management and similar “general”
study skills to be fully integrated into all
“Core” GFP subjects, including IT
 Preparation of presentation media (i.e.
PowerPoint slides) to taught/assessed in
IT (and English)
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IT Teaching and Assessment
IT is essentially competency based
 Classes are mostly activity/task based
 3 modalities of assessment
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– Theory: to formally test knowledge and
concepts
– Practical: to formally test skills and application
of knowledge
– Log-book: to ensure assignments and study
skills completed satisfactorily
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Revised Structure of IHS FP
Semester 1 Courses
Semester 2 Courses
Course
h/wk
total
h
1 English 1
21
315
2 IT 1
2
3 Intro to Health
Professions
Grand
Total
h/wk
total
h
1 English 2
18
270
585
30
2 IT 2
2
30
60
1
15
3 First Aid
2
30
45
4 Maths 1 (Basic)
2
30
4 Maths 2 (Pure)
2
30
60
5 Study Skills
2
30
5 Human Biology
3
45
75
5 Private Study
1
15
6 Private Study*
2
30
45
6 Activity Period
1
15
7 Activity Period
1
15
30
30
450
30
450
900
Totals
Totals
* Includes project work
References
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Oman Academic Standards for General Foundation
Programs – Oman Accreditation Council, 2008
MOH Ministerial Ordinances (Karars) 100/1993 &
167/2008 (Establishment of Health Institutes)
IHS Internal Rules & Regulations (2008-2009)
IHS Curriculum Review Process (2007-2008)
IHS Vision, Mission, Goals & Values (2007)
Report of the Review of the Foundation Programme
Curriculum, 2008 (including CAC minutes and decisions)
IHS Programme Outlines & Course Overviews
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IHS VISION, MISSION, STRATEGIC GOALS,
GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES, VALUES AND MOTTO
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Vision
To be the premier provider of allied health care education in the region.
Mission
Our mission is to graduate highly competent, motivated, adaptable and committed
allied health care professionals who, through dedicated team work, can provide
varied health services to the community.
Strategic Goals
The Institute of Health Sciences will
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develop quality educational programmes in the various allied health professions to meet the
needs of the health services of Oman and the region,
play an active role in providing continuing education for faculty and the allied health
professions.
seek partnerships with other higher educational institutions to ensure the highest possible
quality within its programmes,
stay abreast of and, where feasible, utilise the latest developments in educational and
clinical methodologies and technologies,
participate in research which will advance knowledge in the educational systems of the
institute and in allied health professions in Oman.
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Vision, cont’d…
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Objectives (Graduate Attributes)
Graduates should be able to:
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Values
At the IHS, we value:
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utilise their knowledge, skill, and judgment to practise safely in various health care settings,
apply problem solving techniques as well as the scientific method,
communicate effectively with patients and colleagues,
work effectively in a team,
participate in providing relevant health education to individuals, groups, and communities
display appropriate professional attitudes and apply professional ethical standards
adapt to new policies, procedures and situations,
assume responsibility for personal growth and development,
participate in relevant research.
ownership of the initiatives, systems and activities of the institute,
ambition for progressive professional development,
excellence through creativity, innovation and hard work
commitment, continuous dialogue and quality management,
positive and friendly working environment based on professional discretion, integrity,
teamwork and mutual respect.
Motto
“Excellence through team work”
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