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Downers Grove, IL Campus

Health Professions Education Emphasis Area Courses

Doctor of Health Science Degree

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DHSC 1631

History of Health Professional Education

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The course requires health professionals to understand and appreciate the socio-political context of health professions education. Students will analyze: 1) biomedical and social forces shaping health professional education; 2) regulation of health professional education; and 3) contemporary issues in health professional education such as degree options, scholarship, and clinical education models.

Credits: 4

DHSC 1632

Principles of Teaching for Health Professional Educators

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Health professionals will differentiate instructional methods utilized in health professions education: lectures, small group processes, simulations and games, and collaborative learning. Students will critically evaluate literature examining the efficacy of these instructional methods. Students will develop skill in teaching content in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. Students will develop skill in the planning and evaluation of learning in the classroom and clinical settings.

Credits: 4

DHSC 1633

Roles and Responsibilities of Academic Faculty

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In this course health professionals will analyze the organization and operation of institutions of higher education as well as the roles of faculty within these institutions. Students will examine the structural interfaces between professional education and academic disciplines. Students will examine responsibilities of academic faculty from the perspectives of: 1) the teaching imperative; 2) the scholarship imperative; 3) the service imperative; and 4) evaluation of faculty.

Credits: 4

DHSC 1734

Curriculum Development in Health Professional Education

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The purpose of this course is to prepare health professionals to develop curricula and courses in higher education settings. Students will examine foundations of curricular design including: 1) curricular philosophy and goals; 2) educational experiences; 3) organization of curricula; and 4) curricular evaluation. Students will develop skill in designing courses and preparing syllabi. The course will also cover trends in professional and post-professional education.

Credits: 4

DHSC 1735

Independent Study in Health Professions Education

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This is an intensive course requiring self directed learning related to a specific component of health professional education. The purpose of this course is to provide each student with an in-depth understanding of the body of literature underpinning the student's scholarly project. The course plan includes the student's individual course objectives, scope of work to be accomplished, and grading criteria.

Credits: 1-4

Prerequisites

Permission of the Instructor