Aims and Principles
Periodic review aims to:
- Ensure that programmes remain current and valid in light of developing knowledge in the discipline, and practice in its application.
- Consider the continuing relevance of the programme for current and prospective students.
- Consider the likely future demand for the programme(s).
- Evaluate the extent to which the intended learning outcomes are being attained by students.
- Evaluate the continuing effectiveness of the curriculum and of assessment in relation to the intended learning outcomes.
- Ensure that recommendations for appropriate actions are followed up to remedy any identified shortcomings.
- Approve any modifications and an updated Programme Specification.
Periodic review should:
- Form part of a continuum of quality assurance and enhancement activity.
- Be evidence-based, with a focus on using past experience as a basis for future development.
- Promote student engagement in quality assurance and quality enhancement.
- Take a broad view of learning opportunities and the currency of the curriculum.
- Support embedded quality enhancement and encourage further improvement.
- Propose any enhancements and modification found to be necessary so that they can be approved as an integral part of the process.