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QEP - Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and Description of Texas Chiropractic College

  • History of TCC    2
  • Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan of TCC    3
  • Educational Environment    3
  • TCC Today    4

Chapter 2: History and Description of the QEP Topic Focus

  • Introduction    5
  • Process for Topic Identification    5
  • QEP Title and Definition    8
  • Delegation of Responsibilities    8
  • Anticipated Benefits of the QEP    9

Chapter 3: Literature Review

  • Introduction    10
  • Theories and Models of Clinical Reasoning    10
  • Curricular and Course Models of Clinical Reasoning    12
  • Instruction Strategies to Enhance Clinical Reasoning    15
  • Assessment Methods    16
  • Summary    18

Chapter 4: Developing the QEP

  • Introduction and Conceptual Model    19
  • Steps to Clinical Reasoning    20
  • QEP Design Plan    21
  • Programmatic Outcomes    21
  • Student Learning Outcomes    21
  • Table 4.1 Courses in the QEP Curriculum    23
  • Table 4.2 Teaching Strategies    24
  • Clinical Reasoning Design Plan for Pilot Courses    25
  • Spinal Anatomy    26
  • Clinical Case Applications    28
  • Clinic I    29
  • Orthopedics III    31
  • Implementation of the QEP Across the Curriculum    34
  • Implementation Timeline    44

Chapter 5: Assessment Methods

  • Introduction    46
  • Course Assessment    46
  • Written Examinations    46
  • Electronic Real-Time Student Feedback    49
  • Standardized Patient Encounters    49
  • Case-Based Discussion    49
  • Student Self-Evaluation    50
  • Global Rating Assessment    51
  • Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation    52
  • Programmatic Evaluatio    53
  • Student Course Evaluations    53
  • Diagnostic Thinking Inventory    54
  • Clinical Skills Competency Examinations I and II    54
  • Health Sciences Reasoning Test    55
  • National Board Examinations, Parts I, II, III and IV    55
  • Faculty Interviews    55
  • Core Concept Examinations (Capstone Examinations)    56
  • Knowledge-Based Inference Tool (KBIT)    56
  • Case-Based Discussion    56
  • Assessments and Criteria for Determination of Programmatic Success    57
  • Table 5.3 – Programmatic Outcome # 1    58
  • Table 5.4 – Programmatic Outcome # 2    59
  • Table 5.5 – Programmatic Outcome # 3    60
  • Programmatic Evaluation Schedule    61

Chapter 6: Faculty Development

  • Introduction    62
  • Table 6.1 - Faculty Development Outcomes    62
  • Faculty Development    63
  • Table 6.2 - Previous QEP Faculty Development Activities    63
  • Table 6.3 - Faculty Development of Teaching Strategies    64
  • Table 6.4 - Faculty Development of Assessment Strategies    66

Chapter 7: Institutional Capability for Initiation and Continuation of the QEP

  • Introduction    67
  • Management Structure    67
  • QEP Communications and Marketing    69
  • Project Timeline    69
  • QEP Budget    69

Conclusions 72

References 73

Appendices

  • Appendix I – QEP Steering Committee    77
  • Appendix II – QEP Subcommittees    78
  • Appendix III – President’s Cabinet    79
  • Appendix IV – Promotional and Educational Materials    80
  • Appendix V – Communications Timeline    81
  • Appendix VI – Project Timeline    82