TERM 1| FALL | YEAR ONE

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

MHPE 808

Sociocultural Contexts of Teaching and Learning

3

MHPE 715

Educational Scholarship Methods

3

MHPE 804

Educational Scholarship Seminar

1

TERM 2 | SPRING | YEAR ONE

MHPE 809

Designing Educational Experiences

3

MHPE 804

Educational Scholarship Seminar

1

 

Concentration Course

3

TERM 3 | SUMMER | YEAR ONE

MHPE 705

Applied Statistics

3

MHPE 810

Practicum 

3

 

Concentration Course (USIE only)

1

TERM 4 | FALL | YEAR TWO

MHPE 702

Program Evaluation

3

MHPE 804

Educational Scholarship Seminar

1

 

Concentration Course

USIE 2/ HE & CHAE  3

TERM 5 | SPRING | YEAR TWO

MHPE 806

Mixed Methods Research Design

3

 

Concentration Course

3

TERM 6 | SUMMER | YEAR TWO

MHPE 807

Emergent Research Methods 

3

MHPE 825

Data-based Decision Making

3

TERM 7 | FALL | YEAR THREE

MHPE 830

Candidacy Seminar

3

TERM 8 | SPRING | YEAR THREE

MHPE/CHAE/USIE 900

Research

2, 4, or 6

TERM 9 | SUMMER | YEAR THREE

MHPE/CHAE/USIE 900

Research

2, 4, or 6

TERM 10 | FALL | YEAR FOUR

MHPE/CHAE/USIE 900

Research

2, 4, or 6


Concentration Courses

 Higher Education (PhD or EdD)Contemporary Human Anatomy Education (PhD)Ultrasound and Imaging Education (PhD)
Spring 1 MHPE 814 Organization & Management in Higher Education CHAE 800 Advanced Anatomical Sciences USIE 800 Advanced Imaging, Physics & Instrumentation

Summer 1     USIE 801 Ultrasound Comptency and Assessment
Fall 2 MHPE 815 Current Issues in Higher Education CHAE 801 Advanced Medical Imaging in the Digital Environment USIE 802 POCUS Scanning & Educational Approaches: Limbs and Head & Neck
Spring 2

MHPE 720 Diversity in Higher Education

CHAE 803 Contemporary Approaches to Teaching Anatomy

USIE 803 POCUS Scanning & Educational Approaches: Cavities and Program Management

Course Descriptions

Teaching and Learning Core Courses 

MHPE 808 Sociocultural Contexts of Teaching and Learning (3)

The goal of the course is to provide learners with a strong background for designing educational experiences, planning educational programs, and conducting research on a variety of teaching and learning-related questions. Application of principles to medical and health professions education is expected. The course is designed to help participants consider the meaning of learning and the various contextual factors that influence the learning process in higher education. This course explores the application of the learning science in the design of learning environments. Learners evaluate inclusive, diverse, and equitable educational environments and use insights to improve practices, as well as the technologies higher education institutions use to document and assess learning.

MHPE 809 Designing Educational Experiences (3)

This course prepares learners 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 will analyze a wide range of instructional methods and then design an array of formative and summative assessments utilizing evidence-based assessment instruments and techniques. 

MHPE 810 Practicum (3)

The practicum provides students with an in-depth supervised opportunity to apply knowledge and skills gained in the MHPE core teaching courses – Sociocultural Contexts of Teaching and Learning and Designing Educational Experiences.  Working as part of a simulated faculty team, learners will completely develop all components of an online course.  This is a virtual practicum.

Research Core Courses

MHPE 702 Program Evaluation (3)

Program evaluation is a relatively young discipline in the formal sense of systematically collecting data for the purpose of informing decision-making.  Program evaluation builds on many other disciplines to include social sciences, education, and statistics.  In this course, we will explore the philosophical and theoretical roots of evaluation and the bridge between those roots and evaluation practice.  In particular, we will discuss the meaning of evaluation and its historical roots; philosophical and theoretical orientations that provide guidance for thinking about evaluation; and finally, we will cover the specifics of planning, implementing, and managing the evaluation process.

MHPE 705 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 715 Educational Scholarship Methods (3)

Within the context of Boyer’s four models of scholarship, this course provides the knowledge necessary to understand the purposes and processes of research using an expanded definition of scholarship that goes beyond the scholarship of discovery (research) to include the scholarship of integration, the scholarship of application, and the scholarship of teaching. The course will also introduce students to quantitative and qualitative design approaches, examine foundational issues of research from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives, and build skills for interpreting and evaluating research including criteria for evaluating empirical studies, particularly in the social sciences and in education.

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 807 Emergent Research Methods (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 825 Data-Based Decision Making (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, developing institutional knowledge, and creating real predictive models.

Dissertation Courses

MHPE 804 Educational Scholarship Seminar (1; 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 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/CHAE/USIE 900  Research (2, 4, or 6)

Work on dissertation under the direction of the dissertation chair. Prerequisites:  Permission of the research advisor.

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)

This course provides the principles and applications of medical imaging and clinical-case scenarios using evidence-based approaches and peer-reviewed materials that contribute to the integration of concepts relating to the major medical diagnostic techniques used to examine the different regions of the human body.  The learning experience in this course fosters self-directed and independent study and builds clinical problem-solving skills.  This educational approach will also help students to develop skills such as recognition and interpretation of human structures and the variations presented in medical imaging.  Students will learn to apply these skills in an educational and/or scientific research environment.  The format of this course is aligned with the educational framework established in CHAE 800.

CHAE 803 Contemporary Approaches to Teaching Anatomy (3)

Anatomy is one of the oldest disciplines in human history.  From Hippocrates and Galen to da Vinci and Vesalius and into the enlightenment and modern age, knowledge of anatomy has evolved, experiencing many paradigm shifts in the way it is learned and taught.  In this course, students will examine the culture-history of anatomy instruction and place this heritage in context with contemporary needs, issues, and best practices relating to course development, course management, dissection, grading, and integration of content in diverse academic settings. 

Higher Education Concentration Courses

MHPE 720 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 814 Organization and Management of Higher Education (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.

Ultrasound/Imaging Education Concentration Courses

USIE 800 Advanced Imaging, Physics and Instrumentation (3)

This course is designed as an online/live offering for students to improve their understanding of medical imaging modalities including CT, MRI, X-ray and most importantly Ultrasound. Each student must successfully pass a practice SPI (Sonographic Physics & Instrumentation) 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 if they wish. In addition to preparing students for the SPI examination, they will explore other medical imaging modalities as well. As a major project a student will develop an online imaging module and prepare a series of relevant assessments for the module. Each student will prepare and deliver a live lecture for faculty focused on an area of imaging that demonstrates their understanding and mastery of the area.

USIE 801 Ultrasound Competency and Assessment (1)

This course will introduce students to the concepts of skills acquisition, measurement and assessment in UGME and GME education (Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education). Students will look at the literature around how POCUS has influenced and been influenced by the prevailing literature on competency. Students will look at various curricula associated with medical ultrasound and how they differ in their approaches of assessing sonographic-skills, and sonographic knowledge of learners. It will look at how rubrics, feedback and OSCE’s (objectively structured clinical examinations) are utilized as tools of skills assessments in relationship to ultrasound program delivery.

USIE 802 POCUS Scanning and Educational Approaches: Limbs and Head & Neck (2)

This course will require students to look at the existing literature as it relates to teaching ultrasound in the regions of Musculoskeletal, Head and Neck, and procedures that are performed with POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound). After surveying some of the literature, students will demonstrate ultrasound skills and submit weekly images for feedback and assessment from specific regions. Students will work on developing tools for the delivery of an approved ultrasound module of their choice. This will include the knowledge component, the lab/sonoskills component and the assessment and feedback components.

USIE 803 POCUS Scanning and Educational Approaches: Cavities and Program Management (3)

This course will require students to look at the existing literature as it relates to teaching ultrasound of the cavities and includes scanning in the regions of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis as it relates to focused exams and clinical decision making. After surveying some of the literature, students will acquire and submit ultrasound images weekly for feedback and assessment from specific regions. Students will then shift focus to discussing the development and management of an ultrasound program. This will include budgeting, staffing proposals, resources allocation and equipment considerations. In addition it will cover some of the marketing and aligning the program within the goals and culture of the institution.