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Evidence-Based Teaching in the Biomedical and Health Sciences – Practice

East Baltimore
2nd term
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor s:
Gundula Bosch

PH.260.707 or PH.350.750 or Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy (PFFTA)


Do you enjoy teaching? Would you like to become more effective at it? Would you like to gain real classroom experience with mentor feedback? Do you want to explore if a career that involves teaching is for you? Then join us for our interdisciplinary, evidence-based teaching practice course! This course is part of the R3 Science Education Initiative series (

Provides students interested in gaining hands-on teaching experience with opportunities to plan and develop classroom materials on self-selected topics and deliver them in an interdisciplinary classroom setting, mentored by professional educators. Explores evidence-based instructional and assessment strategies to meet identified learner needs in the life and health sciences. Introduces students to a growing community of educational practitioners and scholars across the JHBSPH departments and JH divisions.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Apply the literature on adult learning theory to real-life, educational situations
  2. Appraise and revise self-designed lesson plans and assessment strategies with classmates and mentors from other disciplines.
  3. Practice teaching and assessment plans in the classroom and assess learning outcomes.
  4. Critique classmates’ teaching and make recommendations for improvement.
  5. Evaluate their own teaching based on learner assessments as well as mentor and peer feedback.
  6. Formulate an action plan toenhance existing strengths andwork areas for improvement in their teaching.
  7. Implement and sustain their knowledge and skills in evidence-based teaching by joining a continuous, cross-disciplinary community of practice.
Methods of Assessment:

Rubric-based peer and instructor feedback on two observed teaching lessons delivered (2x 30%); Rubric-based peer critique provided (2x 10%); self-developed action plan for long-term improvement and sustainment of teaching skills (20%)

Enrollment Restriction:

graduate students or postdoctoral fellows; instructor consent

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Students interested in taking this course need to have either successfully completed 260.707 or discuss with the instructor if equivalent preparation, e.g. through appropriate sections of the JHU Teaching Academy, is assured.

For consent, contact: