Progress in health requires skilled personnel who can apply the appropriate knowledge and resources on behalf of people in need. But the intentional transfer of such skill from one healthcare professional to another is frequently inadequate and inefficient. The purpose of this International Health Professions Education Course is to equip healthcare educators with concepts and methods of effective learning and teaching that will improve their ability to equip national healthcare professionals to carry forward progress in health. This is a comprehensive course is built around two required textbooks: DiPietro M, et al How Learning Works; 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, 1st Edition (Note: 2nd Edition is not yet available for purchase). Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA. 2023. And, Kern, DE., Curriculum Development for Medical Education, A Six-Step Approach. 3rd Edition. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore MD, 2016. Both books are available on amazon.com.
At the completion of the International Health Professions Education Course, learners will be able to demonstrate using case-studies, reflective writing, and simulation:
- Express the importance of skill transfer and empowerment.
- List modalities to enhance effective learning.
- List principles of effective teaching.
- Describe evaluation of learning outcomes.
- Explain the principles of instructional design.
Building upon the lessons below, learners will also critique assigned articles, participate in discussion boards, compose a comprehensive essay, and participate in a comprehensive health professions education simulation.
WEEK 1: SKILL TRANSFER AND EMPOWERMENT
- Capturing a Vision to Teach
- Transformation in Learning Theory
WEEK 2: COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION
- Miller’s Pyramid and Evaluation of Competence
- Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)
- Application is the Key to Learning
WEEK 3: EFFECTIVE LEARNING
- Teacher- vs student-oriented learning
- Praise Effort, Not Ability
- Roles of Mentor and Mentee
WEEK 4: EFFECTIVE TEACHING
- Bloom’s Taxonomy
- Structuring Learning Objectives
WEEK 5: CLINICAL TEACHING
- Application to Clinical Teaching
- Priming for Efficient Patient Encounters
- Learner Diagnostic Assessment
WEEK 6: GIVING FEEDBACK
- Characteristics of Effective Feedback
- Structuring Your Feedback Session
WEEK 7: LEARNER EVALUATION
- Effective Learner Evaluation
- The RIME Method
- Self-directed Learning
WEEK 8: INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
- Models of Curriculum Design
- Presenting Like a Pro
- A personal computer with an up-to-date operating system and ample memory for downloads
- A web browser, preferably the most up-to-date version of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari
- Applications capable of opening Microsoft Word documents and of viewing PDFs
- An Internet connection, preferably high speed
- Capability of viewing YouTube and Vimeo videos
Learners will achieve the course competency objectives through the following educational methods:
- Assigned book and article readings
- Critical analysis
- Group discussions
- Essay Composition
- Simulation exercises
Evaluation Methods & Requirements For Successful Completion
Assessment of the learner’s performance will be based upon:
- Demonstration of the competency objectives using case-studies and simulation
- Completion of all Chapter Discussion Board assignments
- Completion of all Article Discussion Board assignments
- Achievement of ≥ 80% on the International Health Professions Education Essay
- Achievement of ≥ 80% on the International Health Professions Education Final Exam
- Complete evaluation and credit claims forms at the course conclusion
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the INMED International Health Professions Education Course is attained through satisfactory completion of the course requirements. Note: CME is not applicable to students or resident physicians.
There is no additional charge for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.
Institute for International Medicine is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Institute for International Medicine designates this other activity (live course and enduring material) for a maximum of 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Accreditation Launch Date: March 22, 2021
Accreditation Termination Date: March 22, 2024
Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of completion indicating the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ will be issued for completing this course. Certificates may be submitted to applicable state boards for recognition.
No persons in control of the content of this course have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
|Nicholas Comninellis MD MPH DIMPH||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Fred Loper MD||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Timothy Myrick MD DTMH||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Leda Rivera||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
Tuition for the International Health Professions Education Course Course is $590 for both Master’s degree and non-Master’s degree credit. No additional charge is added for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.
The cost of this course offered outside of the United States, including China, may be different to account for local taxes and local regulation compliance.
For more information, please view our Cost page.
Nicholas Comninellis MD, MPH, DIMPH
Susan Radecky MD, MPA