Instructional Design & Resources

HSIMS provides numerous services in support of medical education and eLearning. For information on instructional design, including support for D2L (Desire2Learn) please contact our team.  Contact information on the bottom of the Education Technology & Learning page.

Instructional Design

General information about Instructional Design can be found here.

Need help writing learning objectives? Click the link Learning Objectives Wizard.

Interested in Virtual Patients? Check out this information presentation and come visit us at HSIMS to discuss how to get started.

Information on writing better quality test items from the NBME.

You can also visit the Test Committee Resource page from the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) to create and validate examination content.

Memorial's Teaching and Learning Framework

Memorial University is launching a renewed Teaching and Learning Framework (TLF), building on the spirit of collaboration and community in 21st-century learning that was the focus of the first TLF, launched in 2011.

The renewed framework is available here.


iMedicalApps: iMedicalApps is an online publication for medical professionals, patients, and analysts interested in mobile medical technology and health care apps.

eViP: electronic Virtual Patients. A collaboration between nine universities and MedBiquitous Europe.

MedEdPORTAL: MedEdPORTAL ® is a free, cross-indexed suite of services provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Through Publications, iCollaborative, and the CE Directory, MedEdPORTAL aims to equip healthcare professionals across the continuum with effective and efficient educational tools to improve patient care.

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science: peer-reviewed collection contains over 457 cases in all areas of science and engineering.

CHEC--CESC: The Canadian Healthcare Education Commons - La collaboration pour l'éducation en santé au Canada (CHEC-CESC) is a national, healthcare education commons.