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260.707.81 Evidence-Based Teaching in the Biomedical and Health Sciences: Foundations

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
1st term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Gundula Bosch
Course Instructor :

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.


Do you enjoy helping others learn? Ever wanted to know more about how the science of learning may inform your teaching style? Interested in building and diversifying your educational repertoire to teach science effectively? Join us for the foundations part of our interdisciplinary, evidence-based teaching course sequence!

Acquaints students interested in teaching in biomedical and health professional settings with the foundations of adults learning. Explores the literature on adult learning theory and the science of learning. Discusses evidence-based teaching practices, assessment techniques, and their alignment with adult learning frameworks.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify adult learning frameworks that resonate with their educational beliefs
  2. Use strategies for assessing learner’s needs
  3. Examine the literature on adult learning theory as it pertains to evidence-based teaching techniques
  4. Articulate an educational philosophy
  5. Design practice-applicable teaching modules according to learner-needs oriented objectives, congruent assessment methods and evidence-based, instructional tools
Methods of Assessment:

Discussion & peer feedback: 40%; Educational philosophy statement: 30%; Teaching module design plan: 30%

Enrollment Restriction:

Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, from all JH divisions and institutions

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course is part of the R3 Graduate Science Initiative series ( and prerequisite for the mentored teaching practice course "Evidence-Based Teaching - Practice" (PH.260.708.60), offered in the second term.