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

East Baltimore
4th term
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Gundula Bosch

Preferred: PH.260.707 or PH.350.750 or Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy (PFFTA) or equivalent other preparation in agreement with the instructors.


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! .

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 to enhance 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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 35% Project(s)
  • 10% Written Assignment(s)
  • 35% In-class Exercises
  • 20% Peer-feedback

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:

Special Comments:

This course is offered through the R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education