Health Professions Education

  • GMS HS 701: Principles of Health Professions Education 1
    This first portion of a two-part course provides an in-depth introduction to core principles in health professions education. In this course, learners will explore a variety of core concepts through a review of the literature, reflective activities, small group discussion and practical skills-building exercises to review both theory and practice of health sciences training. Topics in this initial course will include definitions of learning and teaching, developing learning contracts and goal setting, adult learning principles, experience and reflection, and competency-based training. "Achieving Mastery of Health Professions Education" will prepare educators in the health sciences to teach directly and provide consultation on teaching and educational issues in their home academic or training institutions. Course instructor approval needed. Fall semester.
  • GMS HS 702: Principles of Health Professions Education 2
    This second portion of a two-part course continues an in-depth exploration of core principles in health professions education. In this course, learners will explore a variety of core concepts through a review of the literature, reflective activities, small group discussion and practical skills-building exercises. Topics in this follow up course will include clinical teaching microskills, cognitive learning processes, diagnostic reasoning and clinical problem solving, the role of feedback and how to provide maximally effective feedback, best practices in bedside teaching, application of direct observation, and integrating evaluation. "Principles of Health Professions Education" will prepare educators in the health sciences to teach directly and provide consultation on teaching and educational issues in their home academic or training institutions. Course instructor approval needed. Spring semester.
  • GMS HS 704: Fundamentals of Learning and Teaching Modalities in Health Professions Education
    The Fundamentals of Learning and Teaching Modalities in Health Professions course will prepare students to design meaningful learning experiences in health professions education using multiple modalities including large group lecture, small group teaching, cased-based, problem based and team-based learning, flipped classroom, standardized patients and simulation, e- learning and clinical and bedside teaching. There will be a focus on creating innovative and engaging learner-centered experiences and supportive learning environments. The class will review the concepts of adult learning theories and students will apply their knowledge and understanding of andragogy during this course. Each of the teaching methods classes will be taught in the modality it is reviewing. Students will prepare a final project using one of the teaching modalities to teach a relevant topic to their peers. Course instructor approval needed. Fall semester.
  • GMS HS 706: Introduction to Research Methods in Health Professions Education
    Introduction to Research Methods in Health Professions Education (HS 706) is designed to introduce health professions education (HSE) students to the fundamentals of research design for education. The goal of the course is to familiarize HSE students with the process of identifying research problems, forming research questions, reviewing, critiquing, and summarizing research as a tool for better understanding and influencing HSE practice and policy. We will explore the fundamentals of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research, how to interpret and present data, how to adhere to ethical principles that guide educational research, and how to develop a small-scale research proposal of your own. In short, this course is about learning to become a good consumer and producer of educational research. Course instructor approval needed. Sum2 semester.
  • GMS HS 707: Evaluation & Assessment for Health Professions Educators
    This course is designed to provide MS HSE students with an understanding of basic principles of measurement and assessment as it relates to both research and instruction. In this course we discuss how to use, interpret and construct valid and reliable tests. We will examine standardized and classroom assessments as well as explore how accreditation requirements (e.g., ACGME) impact teaching and learning in Health Professions Education. Class will be a mix of lecture, discussions, group work, and in-class activities. Generally, I will prepare lecture materials but the direction of the course depends largely on student interests and questions. Course instructor approval needed. Spring semester.
  • GMS HS 800: Practicum Seminar