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 learning sciences, applied to health, at all levels of scale. DLHS engages colleagues across the entire University of Michigan Health Sciences community, the state, the nation, and the globe.
The department is organized into three sub-units:
- The Division of Professional Education, which focuses on learning by individuals and teams (which may include individuals from multiple health professions);
- 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 (which may be a single hospital or a complex institution) and by ultra-large scale systems (which may span the state, nation, or world).