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Semester 1  |  FALL       Year One

Course Number Course Name Credits
MHPE 800  Applied Learning Theories 3
MHPE 801  Instructional Methods 3
MHPE 804  Educational Scholarship Seminar  1

Semester 2  |  Spring       Year One

MHPE 802  Curriculum Development 3
MHPE 803  Assessment of Learning 3
  Concentration Course I 
MHPE 804  Educational Scholarship Seminar 1

Semester 3  |  Summer       Year One

MHPE 805  Applied Statistics 3
MHPE 707  Practicum (Higher Education Concentration) - or -  3
CHAE 708  Residential Practicum 1.5 
USIE 708 Residential Practicum 1.5
MHPE 804 Educational Scholarship Seminar 1

Semester 4  |  Fall        Year Two

MHPE 806  Mixed Methods Research Designs 3
MHPE 807 or MHPE 702 Advanced Research Design and Analysis (PhD) - or - Program Evaluation (EdD) 3
  Concentration Course II 3

Semester 5  |  Spring        Year Two

  Concentration Course III 3
MHPE 830  Candidacy Seminar 3

Semester 6  |  Summer       Year Two

MHPE/CHAE/USIE 900  Research I 2
  Concentration Course IV 3
CHAE 709  Residential Practicum 1.5
USIE 709 Residential Practicum 1.5

Semester 7  |  Fall        Year Three

MHPE/CHAE/USIE 901  Research II 2

Semester 8  |  Spring       Year Three

MHPE/CHAE/USIE 902  Research III 2

 

Concentration Courses

 Higher Education (PhD or EdD)Contemporary Human Anatomy Education (PhD)Ultrasound and Imaging Education (PhD)

Spring 1

MHPE 710 Higher Education Structure & Oversight CHAE 800 Advanced Anatomical Sciences USIE 800 Advanced Imaging, Physics & Instrumentation
Fall 2 MHPE 815 Current Issues in Higher Education CHAE 801 Advanced Medical Imaging in the Digital Environment USIE 801 Advanced Clinical Ultrasound Scanning I
Spring 2 MHPE 820 Diversity in Higher Education CHAE 802 Course Directing & Management Practicum USIE 802 Course Directing & Management Practicum
Summer 2

MHPE 825 Data Science in Higher Education

MHPE 900 Research I

CHAE 803 Advanced Dissection & Preservation Methods OR CHAE 804 Advanced Neuroscience

CHAE 900 Research I

USIE 803 Advanced Clinical Ultrasound II

USIE 900 Research I
Fall 2 MHPE 901 Research II CHAE 901 Research II USIE 901 Research II
Spring 2 MHPE 902 Research III CHAE 902 Research III USIE 902 Research III

 

 

 

MHPE 800 Applied Learning Theories (3)

This course is an exploration of adult learning theory.  Application of principles to medical and health professions education is expected. Learners successfully completing this course will explore major theorists in the field of adult learning and create an educational philosophy. Learners will create artifacts in an electronic portfolio to exemplify the application of seven areas of learning theory: assessment of prior knowledge, encoding and retrieval and knowledge, motivation for learning, mastery of learning, feedback and practice, course climate, and self-directed learning.

MHPE 801 Instructional Methods (3)

This course prepares students with theoretic foundations and best practices to plan, apply, design, and evaluate appropriate instructional methods to enhance learner achievement. Application of principles to medical and health professions education is expected.  Learners analyze a wide range of instructional methods including team-based, problem-based, inter-professional, outcome-based, experiential, indirect, and interactive in a variety of educational settings including small- and large-groups, clinical, bedside, ambulatory, community, rural, and distance. 

MHPE 802  Curriculum Development (3)

This course teaches a systematic curriculum development approach. Application of principles to medical and health professions education is expected.  Educators and curriculum leaders will gain knowledge, skills, and experiences in multiple facets of curriculum development including curricula planning, design, development, implementation, evaluation, and improvement/revision. Learners will also explore the benefits and challenges related to the collaborative nature of curriculum development through practical examples and application of curricular planning models.

MHPE 803  Assessment of Learning (3)

This course prepares learners to design evidence-based assessment strategies to improve instructional effectiveness for faculty and learning outcomes for students.  Application of principles to medical and health professions education is expected. A wide array of formative and summative assessment instruments and techniques will be explored and applied through practical application.

MHPE 804  Educational Scholarship Seminar

(1 credit; repeated for a total of 3 credits)

The goals of the educational scholarship seminar are to explore opportunities for educational scholarship within medical and health professions education and to provide the student the opportunity to strengthen foundational skills necessary to achieve candidacy and subsequent successful completion of a contemporary scholarly project.  Proposal writing, IRB, manuscript preparation and options, publication in scholarly journals, educator portfolios, and grant preparation are core topics.  The course will be repeated for a total of three credits. 

MHPE 707 Practicum (3)

CHAE 708 Residential Practicum (1.5)

(Cross-listed with USIE 708)

CHAE 709 Residential Practicum (1.5)

(Cross-listed with USIE 709)

USIE 708 Residential Practicum (1.5)

(Cross-listed with CHAE 708)

USIE 709 Residential Practicum (1.5)

(Cross-listed with CHAE 709) 

MHPE 805 Applied Statistics (3)

Learners will gain an understanding of the statistical tests used in medical and health professions education research.  The focus is on understanding why a particular test is used and how to interpret and apply results obtained from each test.  Utilizing SPSS statistical analysis software, learners will perform all statistical procedures related to descriptive statistics and inferential statistics such as t-tests, one-way analysis of variance, correlation, regression, and chi-square.  Visual representation of data will also be covered. 

MHPE 806  Mixed Methods Research Designs (3)

Learners will explore general qualitative/quantitative research methods used in medical and health professions education research.  The goal of the course is acquisition of skills needed to understand, plan, manage, analyze and interpret studies where data is mixed (qualitative and quantitative).

MHPE 702 Program Evaluation (3)

This introductory course in program evaluation takes the learner from the beginnings of program evaluation as an academic discipline through current Logic Model-based evaluation that encompasses the ethical, political, and social landscapes within which an evaluation resides. Students will have an opportunity to design each step of an educational program evaluation beginning with an evaluability assessment. Diverse models focused on different stakeholder audiences and program goals will be implemented to evaluate real-life, ongoing educational programs selected by each student. Students will develop Logic Models to guide evaluation planning and implementation. Data collection and analysis plans will include quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches. The course will culminate in presentation of an evaluation report based on data from actual educational programs.

MHPE 807 Advanced Design & Data Analysis (PhD) (3)

Learners will identify advanced designs and statistical procedure used in medical and health professions education research, identifying underlying theories to each methodology.  Learners will gain advanced skills and knowledge to design and conduct more complex research studies and examine issues and problems the educational researcher might encounter. 

MHPE 710 Higher Education Structure & Oversight (3)

Learners will research and understand higher education organizational structures and issues of oversight.  Application of principles to medical and health professions education is expected.  Topics will include law and governance, finance, accreditation, professional ethics and leadership, faculty issues, and intellectual property, copyright and outside funding.

MHPE 815  Current Issues in Higher Education (3)

Learners identify and reflect on core issues in higher education and investigate competencies necessary for educational leaders to demonstrate effectiveness in leadership around these issues.  Application of principles to medical and health professions education is expected.  Topics related to academic and student affairs will be identified and examined.  Learners are expected to develop a professional development plan for addressing gaps in knowledge, skills, and abilities around identified issues.

MHPE 820  Diversity in Higher Education (3)

Learners will reflect upon and articulate an understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity in higher education.  Application of principles to medical and health professions education is expected.  Learners will research and determine ways to address issues such as equity, unconscious bias, and access to high quality education and develop effective teaching strategies illustrating best practices in establishing ideal learning environments. 

MHPE 825 Data Science in Higher Education (3)

Learners will gain a perspective on institutional research and data-driven decision making by exploring real-world institutional problems.  The goal of the course is to help the learner acquire skills in asking data-driven questions, collecting and preparing data, mining data for patterns, and developing institutional knowledge.

MHPE 830 Candidacy Seminar (3)

This course is designed to thoroughly evaluate the learner’s knowledge of medical and health professions education and their concentration using combined written and oral evaluation strategies and an evaluation of the learner’s educator portfolio.  A preliminary research proposal must be presented and approved and dissemination outlet identified.  Learners must successfully complete this course before moving on to complete their research. 

MHPE 900  Research I (Proposal) (2)

(Cross-listed with CHAE 900 and USIE 900)

Advisor approval required.  The goal of this course is submission of the doctoral candidate’s research proposal to IRB and receiving approval to collect data.  A thorough review of the literature is expected.

MHPE 901 Research II (Data Collection & Writing) (2)

(Cross-listed with CHAE 901 and USIE 901)

Advisor approval required.  Doctoral candidates will collect and analyze their data and write the final product. 

MHPE 902  Research III (Defense) (2)

(Cross-listed with CHAE 902 and USIE 902)

Advisor approval required.  Doctoral candidates will successfully present their work. 

Contemporary Human Anatomy Education Concentration Courses

CHAE 800 Advanced Anatomical Sciences (3)

This course will provide exposure to the four cardinal anatomical sciences. Gross Anatomy, Micro Anatomy, Embryology & Neuroanatomy. There will be a dedicated dissection of the whole body, online histology and embryology and multiple neuroanatomy labs and online lecture components to ensure students are well versed in each of the specialties.

CHAE 801 Advanced Medical Imaging in the Digital Environment (3)

The Advanced Medical Imaging course is a high level imaging course in which the students will have online components, live presentations in the radiology residency program and some shadowing experience in the clinical environment. Students will be expected to reflect on these experiences in a journal on how they would be employed in a teaching environment. Each will be required to produce an imaging teaching module and assessments around an area of imaging interest or assignment.

CHAE 802  Course Directing and Management Practicum (3)

This course is cross numbered for both concentrations in Anatomy Education and Ultrasound Education. It is designed to provide students a purposeful and mentored experience as a junior course director. Each student is assigned a mentor and a course so they can assist, shadow and learn from an experienced course director. This is especially valuable in the management and logistics of courses that involve laboratories, donor materials/Standardized patients and the governing rules and regulations that are associated. 

CHAE 803 Advanced Dissection and Preservation Methods (3)

This course is designed to provide students exploration into the world of anatomical preservation and preparation. Students will be introduced to polyester slices, cold and room temperature plastination including the phases of dissection, dehydration, impregnation and polymerization. Students will have projects to design, develop and dissect a teaching tool using these techniques. 

CHAE 804 Advanced Neuroscience (3)

This is an integrated neuroscience course that includes molecular, cellular, developmental, anatomical, metabolic, physiologic, pathologic, immunologic, neurologic and psychiatric concepts.  An underlying theme is the localization of neural function and pathology in a clinically relevant manner that emphasizes networks rather than centers.  Sequential building blocks are used to divide the nervous system into manageable parts, with each part being considered at several levels of clinical complexity.  Course availability varies.

CHAE 900  Research I (Proposal) (2)

(Cross-listed with MHPE 900 and USIE 900)

Advisor approval required.  The goal of this course is submission of the doctoral candidate’s research proposal to IRB and receiving approval to collect data.  A thorough review of the literature is expected.

CHAE 901 Research II (Data Collection & Writing) (2)

(Cross-listed with MHPE 901 and USIE 901)

Advisor approval required.  Doctoral candidates will collect and analyze their data and write the final product. 

CHAE 902  Research III (Defense) (2)

(Cross-listed with MHPE 902 and USIE 902)

Advisor approval required.  Doctoral candidates will successfully present their work. 

Ultrasound/Imaging Education Concentration Courses

USIE 800 Advanced Imaging, Physics and Instrumentation (3)

This course is designed as an online offering for students to improve their understanding of imaging mechanics, physics and instrumentation. Each student must successfully pass a practice SPI examination to complete the course successfully. For those that have not achieved a passing grade in the national SPI (Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation) examination they will attain eligibility status to sit the SPI exam. In addition to preparing students for the SPI examination students will develop an online module and prepare a series of relevant assessments for the module. This will also involve taking part in imaging modalities lectures through the radiology residency program and shadowing at the hospital with other imaging modalities. Each student will prepare and deliver a live lecture for faculty focused on an area imaging demonstrating their understanding of imaging physics and instrumentation and its application to ultrasound and imaging education.

USIE 801/803 Advanced Clinical Ultrasound Scanning I and II (3)

The Advanced Clinical US scanning I and II are each three credits and are longitudinal for up to 1 year of clinically based scanning opportunities providing students the ability to build a scanning portfolio to attain ARDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) accreditation standing in one of the specialties such as Vascular, Musculoskeletal, Abdomen, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatric, Breast, Cardiac

USIE 802 Course Directing and Management Practicum (3)

This course is cross numbered for both concentrations in Anatomy Education and Ultrasound Education. It is designed to provide students a purposeful and mentored experience as a junior course director. Each student is assigned a mentor and a course so they can assist, shadow and learn from an experienced course director. This is especially valuable in the management and logistics of courses that involve laboratories, donor materials/Standardized patients and the governing rules and regulations that are associated. 

USIE 900  Research I (Proposal) (2)

(Cross-listed with MHPE 900 and CHAE 900)

Advisor approval required.  The goal of this course is submission of the doctoral candidate’s research proposal to IRB and receiving approval to collect data.  A thorough review of the literature is expected.

USIE 901 Research II (Data Collection & Writing) (2)

(Cross-listed with MHPE 901 and CHAE 901)

Advisor approval required.  Doctoral candidates will collect and analyze their data and write the final product. 

USIE 902  Research III (Defense) (2)

(Cross-listed with MHPE 902 and CHAE 902)

Advisor approval required.  Doctoral candidates will successfully present their work.