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Table 2 Task assignment for estimation of organizational burden and curricular implementation costs

From: Medical student disaster medicine education: the development of an educational resource

Curricular activity Mission description
Program management Development of a local organizational structure responsible for curricular activities: team recruitment, appointment of managers and departmental staff in-charge, task assignment
Identification of internal and external experts and invitation as teaching cadre
Establishment of collaboration with local disaster response agencies and planning of common external units, exercises, and simulations
Teaching and preceptor assignment for internal and external units
Institution of curriculum within medical school program and coordination of units with program planners
Organization of facilities and equipment for in-house units with university’s lecture support staff
Organization of transport to external units
Management of administrative and reporting issues
If necessary: establishment of financial recording, billing, and reimbursement system
Faculty development/continuous professional growth Future faculty development through involvement in existing teaching activities, plans, and team meetings
Faculty instructor training
Optional: professional growth through participation in related internal and external developmental programs for university educators and disaster medicine preparedness
Quality assurance/continuous curricular development Development of data collection system
Analysis of ongoing evaluations from learners and educators
Use of course assessments and experiences for orientation, end-of-course team meetings, and future progress
Student support Provision of curricular schedule and learning objectives
Provision of lecture compilation (syllabus or CD) as course content workbook and base for self-directed learning
Development of data collection system and analysis of student examination data
Development of reporting system for examination grades
Maintenance of partnerships/collaborations Continuous encouragement and support for internal and external partnerships and collaborations
Running of administrative/overhead expenditures If necessary: management of direct and indirect expenditures, such as telecommunication costs
Other pursuits Designing of plans for course revisions or curricular enhancements, such as integration of e-learning methods