Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education provides an educational research foundation for teaching and assessment in health professions education. The certificate, which includes six courses (18 credit hours), is based on a mix of both classroom and online instruction.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Have the ability to deliver effective, theory-based instruction in large group, small group, and clinical settings
  • Have the ability to develop skill in educational research as it relates to the quality of instructional practice
  • Have the ability to design evidence-based educational programs and materials with appropriate scope, sequence, and focus for learners
  • Have the ability to understand assessment and to effectively use assessment tools to track student progress and to promote student learning
  • Have the ability to develop skill in program and curriculum development and evaluation in health professions education
  • Have the ability to identify current issues in health professions education and develop skill in monitoring changes in the field

Plan of Study

HPRE 5530Current Issues in Health Professions Education3
HPRE 5550Assessment in Health Professions Education3
HPRE 5508Principles and Methods of Research3
HPRE 5560Teaching in Health Professions Education3
HPRE 5522Curriculum Design in Health Professions Education3
HPRE 5580Program Evaluation in Health Professions Education3
  • The program may be completed in one year and includes the following six courses:

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