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Interprofessional Applied Practical Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions

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Location: University of Toronto

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This course will examine the major topics which are important in developing educational programs for health sciences and will introduce students to some of the important literature in the field of teaching and learning including as it is applied to practicum/field supervision. It will also provide participants with opportunities to develop a scholarly and practical approach to teaching with generous use of case studies and in working in small groups and multidisciplinary teams.

This course is designed to provide participants with a broad introductory overview of clinical education, teaching and learning issues in health professional training as a field of scholarly inquiry and research.

Course dates:

Week 1: 30 October to 3 November 2017

Week 2: 26 February to 2 March 2018

Course participants will:

  • Survey teaching and learning theories and issues in health professional training
  • Acquire skills to design and lead educational programs, such as lectures, courses or workshops, appropriate to their own setting
  • Synthesize a personal approach to teaching that is informed by theory and reflection
  • Select and implement comprehensive evaluation techniques linking education to health care professionals' performance and patient outcomes Implement assessment methods for meaningful formative and summative feedback to faculty, peers, and students
  • Critically analyze important literature in the field of teaching and learning as applied to practicum/field supervision
  • Practice skills in clinical education scholarship

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