The AO curriculum development process
The Curriculum Development team develops competency-based educational programs for all clinical divisions, initiatives, and units of the AO.
The aim of curriculum development is to promote more effective patient care by organizing and delivering the knowledge inherent in the AO. A curriculum consists of a specific set of outcomes that learners should achieve, and that can be verified. A curriculum is also the processes that occurs before, during, and after an educational intervention (eg, a course) and the tools that support these processes, eg, preparing and evaluating learning (including faculty preparation). In AO Education Institute the Curriculum Development team works closely with selected AO members who provide their clinical and procedural expertise to get the most out of both clinical and educational know-how.
AO Competency-Based Curriculum
The seal of quality in medical education
Education in AO is designed by using a dedicated process grounded in the most recent evidence from medical education research. All programs featuring the “AO Competency-Based Curriculum” stamp were developed using this process.
- Glossary: Definitions have been agreed within the AO for the most commonly used medical education terms in both curriculum and faculty development. Glossary
- Guidelines: How to write learning objectives. Download PDF
- Roles and responsibilities of a taskforce: AO Trauma Education Taskforce. Download PDF
- AO Assessment Toolkit: article and documentation. Download PDF
- View the abstracts of many research presentations and publications and gain open access to some of the work conducted in collaboration with surgeons and researchers.