Health Studies (HLST) 320
Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals (Revision 8)
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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. Using a variety of activities you will learn how to assess the teaching-learning environment, develop a teaching plan, apply specific teaching strategies, and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching. By the completion of this course you will begin to understand 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:
- describe the complexities and realities of health teaching from a personal and theoretical perspective,
- 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
Developing Your Teaching-Learning Philosophy
- Unit 1: Health Teaching
- Unit 2: Theories of Learning and Motivation
- Unit 3: Learning Styles and Teaching Locations
Assessment and the Art of Writing Learner-Centered Objectives
- Unit 4: Teaching-Learning Process: Assessing
- Unit 5: The Art of Writing Learning-Centered Objectives
Developing a Learner-Centered Teaching Plan
- Unit 6: Teaching-Learning Process: Planning
- Unit 7: Teaching -Learning Process: Implementing
- Unit 8: Teaching-Learning Process: Evaluating
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:
|Development of Your Teaching-Learning Philosophy||35%|
|Writing Learning Objectives||30%|
|Developing and Simulating a Learner-Centered Teaching Plan||35%|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
There is no required or recommended print textbook for this course.
The HLST320 Study Guide and all course learning resources are imbedded within the learning activities found in each unit.
The learning activities are supported with open source online resources (sometimes called Open Educational Resources [OER]), links to other online multi-media resources, and electronic references from the AU library.
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 8, October 14, 2015.
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Updated December 19 2018 by Student & Academic Services