In May 2014, the Department of Medical Education became the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS). Learning, broadly defined, is a continuous process of information-directed study, reflection, and change. We are a basic science department focused on the science of learning, applied to health, at all levels of scale, including for:
- An individual student, resident, or practicing professional;
- Care teams made up of individuals from multiple health professions disciplines;
- Organizations, which can be a single hospital or a complex institution that includes hospitals, outpatient care sites, a physician group, and home care; and
- Ultra-large scale health systems, which may reach statewide, nationwide, or worldwide.
DLHS engages colleagues across the entire University of Michigan Health Sciences community, the state, and the nation.
The department is organized into three sub-units:
- The Division of Professional Education, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams;
- The Clinical Simulation Center, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams in environments that model the real world of practice; and
- The Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems, which focuses on learning at the organizational level and at ultra-large scale.