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

Department:
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Term:
1st term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Gundula Bosch
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

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

Description:

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 how adults learn as well as the science of learning. Explores practical applications of evidence-based teaching techniques most relevant to the biomedical and public health professions. Discusses a variety of assessment techniques, and their alignment with learning objectives and educational strategies using state of the art course design.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Employ modern instructional design methods to build a practice-applicable teaching unit.
  2. Examine the literature and practice-based applications of evidence-based teaching techniques most relevant to biomedical and public health settings
  3. Apply strategies for assessing learner’s needs
  4. Design practice-applicable teaching modules according to learner-needs oriented objectives, congruent assessment methods and evidence-based, instructional tools
  5. Articulate an educational philosophy
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 (http://tiny.cc/JHSPH-MMI-R3) and prerequisite for the mentored teaching practice course "Evidence-Based Teaching - Practice" (PH.260.708.60), offered in the second term.