EPASS team member Marjan Govaerts has won the ‘Honours Award for Education’ within the domain Biomedical Sciences. Marjan was involved in the curriculum revision of the education Biomedical Sciences, Maastricht University and has provided the education of educational advices. We congratulate her with this award!
At 17 and 18 November 2016, the annual NVMO congress will take place in Egmond aan Zee. EPASS will be present here as an exhibitor. We would like to welcome everybody at our booth!
The need for a new and improved curriculum was felt because of disappointing rankings, as well as students’ remarks about gaps and duplications. They started from scratch taking into account the changing demand of society. Nowadays, employers are looking for internationally oriented graduates with expert knowledge, skills and competences. Students will now work on their competences and skills from day one. Via a mentoring system, students will work together with their mentor and peers on competences such as professional behaviour, collaboration, writing and presenting. At the end of each course, students receive feedback from tutors and peers. By means of their portfolio, they keep track of their progress. EPASS is delighted to be the chosen portfolio for this new challenging curriculum in which competency-based learning is a process that will continue throughout the whole study.
Several medicine educations in Maastricht using the mindmap-based reflection .A student receives large amounts of information about their performances. Keeping overview and actively giving meaning to this information is complicated. During reflection, the information from assessment and feedback needs to be linked meaningfully, to be connected to competencies and relations with previous events have to be made. A mindmap-based e- portfolio stimulates effective use of the rich feedback and assessment information that students receive, stimulates the feedback dialogue with mentors and offers students and mentors an overview that is appreciated.
Since this week, the Farmacy Education, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC), implemented EPASS in the curriculum. The development of the portfolio is successfully completed and customized to the educational plan and specific wishes.