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Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education

University of Michigan via Coursera

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This course provides those involved in educating members of the health professions an asynchronous, interdisciplinary, and interactive way to obtain, expand, and improve their teaching skills. These skills can then be applied within their own professional context, with a variety of learners, extending across many stages.

After completing this course, learners will:
1. Understand educational theory as it relates to health professions education
2. Match instructional methods with desired educational outcomes
3. Learn a variety of applied teaching techniques
4. Share successful teaching strategies

Suggested resources will include educational videos, individual readings, recommended
reference books, and crowd-sourced recommendations. All students should have
dependable access to the internet with video streaming capabilities. Some students
may want the ability to utilize on-line video conferencing as well.

Taught by

Caren Stalburg
Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 6-8 hours a week
Calendar 7 weeks long
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5.0 2 years ago
by Lindsey James completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This class is a *mainly* theory class although they do talk about particular instructional skills in some of the lectures. The lectures cover adult learning theory, intended learning outcomes, instructional design and assessment, teaching technology, and the techniques of knowledge transfer, skill development and attitude development. There is no required reading and the references for each lecture 'unit' are pure gold for further/advanced information. The assessments are quizzes and peer reviews. For the most part, the class was well-paced although toward the end, the lectures felt rushed since there was a LOT of information presented in them. Sometimes it felt like a laundry list rather than pulling out general rules/universal themes which are then augmented with examples.

The units are released weekly, so you can't do this course in a matter of days unless it's at the end of the course. My only gripe about the weekly release is that by the end of the eight weeks, I h…
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