Master of Health Professions Education

Curriculum & Calendar


Course Descriptions

Current Issues in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5530) – Consideration of the major social, historical, educational, professional and cultural issues that affect health professions education today as linked to learning and teaching in the health professions.  Blended*

Methods in Educational Research (EDRP 5508) – Understanding and applying educational research methods to issues in health professions education. Focus on quantitative, qualitative and mixed method models, and on contributing to the research body in health professions education. Blended*

Teaching in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5560) – Emphasis on learning and teaching theories as applied to instructional methods, delivery, students and learning contexts. Focus on individual differences, mentoring and tutoring, and on teaching in clinical, small group and large group situations in health sciences education.  Blended*

Assessment in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5550) – Focus on the design, implementation and evaluation of tools for assessing student learning and performance in health professions education and on the development of assessment systems. Consideration of validity, reliability, writing test items, survey design, checklists, observational assessment, simulations and rubrics. Emphasis on best practices, assessment issues, and on the effective implementation of comprehensive assessment programs in health professions education. Blended*

Curriculum Design in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5522) – Examination of the theory and strategies for the development, implementation, and evaluation of curricula in health professions education. Focus on contextual factors, learner needs, current models, outcome-based approaches, leadership, and faculty development for design and delivery. Online

Program Evaluation in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5580) – Applied research as linked to program development and evaluation in health professions education.  Topics include needs assessment, summative and formative evaluations, methodologies, data collection, data analysis, and reporting findings. Project-based: Students will develop full program evaluation as a requirement for this course. Prerequisite: EDRP 5508 or consent of instructor. Online

Leadership and Administration in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5500) – Current approaches to academic leadership in health professions education. Topics include management skills, problem solving, communication, group skills, motivation, managing conflict, delegating, legal and budgeting issues. Focus on individual, group and organizational performance. Blended*

Biostatistics (MEDB 5501) — Introduction to statistical concepts and analytic methods as applied to health science. Course includes lectures and hands on computer laboratory.  Online or In-class. Students may substitute a similar course in basic or intermediate statistics with the approval of the advisor.

Teaching about Culture and Health (HPRE 5566) – Emphasis on curriculum development and teaching about social determinants of health, culturally appropriate care, and health disparities.  Focus on skills in active learning, facilitation, and debriefing specifically tailored for course content.  Prerequisites: Teaching in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5560), Curriculum Design in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5522), Assessment in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5550), or consent of the instructor. Online

Summer Conference in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5599) – Students will work under the direction of faculty to prepare and deliver the “Summer Health Professions Education Mini-conference.” The conference will include presentations, posters and workshops on key topics of interest to health educators, and serve as a culminating experience that showcases student skills and accomplishments. Students will be responsible for the design, coordination and evaluation of the conference.  Prerequisite: Teaching in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5560), Curriculum Design in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5522), Assessment in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5550), Program Evaluation in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5580) or consent of the instructor. Blended*

Portfolio in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5588) – The portfolio serves to provide integration and reflection on educational experiences throughout the program and to bridge learning to practice.  Components include philosophy of teaching and educational research, self-evaluation, planning tools, accomplishments, teaching and advising documents, assessment strategies, and the personal journal. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Masters of Health Professions Education. Blended*

*Blended classes include occasional classroom meetings which are generally held on alternating Fridays from 1:00 – 2:50 in the SOM, or times and frequency may be varied in consideration of student availability.

 

MHPE Program Curriculum Calendar
  Fall Spring Summer
Year 1 Current Issues in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5530) Principles and Methods of Research
(HPRE 5508)
Curriculum Design in Health Professions Education
(HPRE 5522)
Assessment in Health Professions Education
(HPRE 5550)
Teaching in Health Professions Education
(HPRE 5560)
Program Evaluation in Health Professions Education
(HPRE 5580)
Year 2 Biostatistics
(MEDB 5501)
Leadership and Administration in Health Professions Education

(HPRE 5500)

Learning Portfolio in Health Professions Education
(HPRE 5588)
Teaching about Culture and Health
(HPRE 5566)
Community Engagement in Education
(HPRE 5535)
Summer Conference in Health Professions Education

(HPRE 5599)

All courses are three credit hours.

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