To help users understand the 4C/ID model, we provide a free one-hour video-course, and a two-day workshop. Users looking for more individual coaching can consider our certificate course, which lets you participate in several tasks from our Master program. Those with broader interests can see if our Master of Health Professions Education interests them. And for users who seek tailor-made support in their own institution, our experts might be able to provide consultancy.

Videocourse: Basics of 4C/ID

The School of Health Professions Education is currently developing a short videocourse to develop a basic understanding of the four components in the 4C/ID model and their corresponding learning processes. The videocourse will be freely available in Q3/Q4 of 2021.

Two-day Workshop: Designing with 4C/ID

The School of Health Professions Education is currently developing a two-day workshop to help teachers, designers, and researchers understand the design principles of the 4C/ID model. Participants in the workshop will study example blueprints and try to design their own blueprints under guidance of our 4C/ID experts. The workshop also addresses common implementation issues that arise when transitioning to task-centered education. Note that the workshop is mainly targeted to medical educators and uses examples from medical education, but participants from other domains are not excluded.

The workshop is currently in development and will be offered at Maastricht University as soon as face-to-face meetings can take place again.

Certificate Course (Part of Master of Health Professions Education)

The certificate course is a fully online course in which the participant carries out three learning tasks that deal with analysing the own curriculum and (re)designing a blueprint using the 4C/ID model under strong guidance of one of our expert. The learning tasks are part of our Master in Health Professions Education (see below). This certificate course is currently not available. See our available certificate courses on the website of the School of Health Professions Education.

Master of Health Professions Education

If your interests are broader than just the 4C/ID model and you want to learn how to design instruction in the health professions, the School of Health Professions Education provides a Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE). The Master of Health Professions Education provides you the knowledge and skills required for a career in health professions education and research. Alumni of our MHPE programme often undertake a PhD trajectory and become involved in SHE research. The MHPE is a two-year, part-time programme taught in English that is largely based on distance learning. You will receive a Master of Science degree in Health Professions Education. Learn more about this Master program here.

Tailor-made support: Consultancy

The courses above are available for all teachers, designers, researchers, or others who are interested in 4C/ID and will give the participant a clear overview of what is needed to (re)design and implement an instructional program with 4C/ID. However, 4C/ID is a generic model. Some degree of adaptation and flexibility is always necessary to apply its design principles in a particular context. If you need support with applying 4C/ID in context, we might be able to provide consultancy.

Want to know more? Please go to the consultancy page to learn how to get in contact with our experts.

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