Health Studies (HLST) 320
Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals (Revision 7)
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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Applied Studies
Precluded Course: HLST 320 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for HLST 482.
HLST 320 is not available for Challenge
HLST 320 Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals introduces the principles and theories of teaching and learning within a health context. Through a variety of activities students learn how to assess the teaching-learning environment, develop a teaching plan, apply specific teaching strategies and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching. Students apply teaching and learning concepts, theories and principles through the completion of a teaching project. Critical assessment of teaching resources is also a component of HLST 320. By the completion of this course students have a beginning understanding of the complexities and realities of health teaching from a personal and theoretical perspective.
Upon completion of HLST 320, the student will achieve or exceed the following learning outcomes:
- Critically assess teaching-learning resources;
- Apply the teaching-learning process to a health-related situation in a systematic manner that reflects the principles of teaching and learning presented in this course; and
- Describe the complexities and realities of health teaching from a personal and theoretical perspective.
- Unit 1: Health Teaching
- Unit 2: Theories of Learning and Motivation
- Unit 3: Learning Styles and Teaching Locations
- Unit 4: Writing Educational Objectives: Domains of Learning
- Unit 5: Instructional Design: Assessment
- Unit 6: Instructional Design: Planning
- Unit 7: Instructional Design: Implementation
- Unit 8: Instructional Design: Evaluation
To receive credit for HLST 320, students must complete all of the required assignments and achieve a composite grade of at least “C-” (60 percent) and pass the personal assessment exercise. All papers submitted must follow the guidelines of the APA Publication Manual (6th ed.) (2010).
The assignments and weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
|Personal Assessment - Teaching Philosophy||Pass/Fail|
|Critique of a Health Education Resource||15%|
|Teaching Project Part I - Objectives and Brief Overview||10%|
|Teaching Project Part II - Paper||35%|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Rankin, S. H., Stallings, K. D., & London, F. (2005). Patient education in health and illness (5th ed.). New York: Lippincott.
A variety of electronic journal articles and web sites are used in the course and paper copies are not included in the course package.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 7, October 1, 2007.
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