Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Foundations in Health Sciences Education (15 credits)

Offered by: Fndtns in Health Sciences Educ     Degree: GC-HSE

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Foundations in Health Sciences Education focuses on theoretical and evidence-based knowledge and practical skills in the areas of teaching and learning, curriculum and course design, assessment and evaluation, leadership, and scholarship as applied to health sciences education. Program content includes contemporary educational and psychological concepts, theories, and evidence-based practices relevant to specific contexts in which health and health science professionals practice, and the different educational roles they are likely to assume. The blended learning format includes face-to-face instruction, and synchronous and asynchronous online learning. The program includes project-based assignments that build on one another, provide opportunities to integrate courses, and explore their application to authentic personal contexts.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • EDPE 657 Learning, Cognition, and Motivation in Health Sciences Educ (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Introduction to foundational psychological and educational theories relevant to health sciences education that can account for learning and change and can inform the pedagogical design of courses, programs, and educational environments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2023-2024 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2023-2024 academic year.

    • 1. The blended format requires a total of 130 hours of learning time. This will be achieved by 20 hours of face-to-face instruction, 60 hours of on-line synchronous and asynchronous instruction, and 50 hours of individual work including readings, assignments and projects.

  • EDPE 658 Introduction to HSE Curriculum and Program Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Instructional design principles and their application to course and program development, highlighting a learner-centered approach to teaching, curriculum design, and program development (e.g., competency-based curriculum) and specific approaches to delivery in diverse health sciences education contexts in which teaching and learning occur (e.g., simulation, classroom, clinical settings).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2023-2024 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2023-2024 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 657

    • 1. The blended format requires a total of 130 hours of learning time. This will be achieved by 20 hours of face-to-face instruction, 60 hours of online synchronous and asynchronous instruction, and 50 hours of individual work including readings, assignments and projects.

  • EDPE 659 Introduction to Assessment and Evaluation in HSE (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Introductory principles and issues related to assessment, and also specific to the workplace-based contexts specific to health sciences education (HSE). Concepts include: creating and using assessments for decision-making; generating feedback for learners; and examining the quality of assessments, and critical assessment literacy on the uses and interpretations of assessment in HSE. Basic principles of program evaluation, introduction to several frameworks used to guide its design, and key steps in formulating an evaluation plan.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2023-2024 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2023-2024 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 658

    • 1. The blended format requires a total of 130 hours of learning time. This will be achieved by 20 hours of face-to-face instruction, 60 hours of on-line synchronous and asynchronous instruction, and 50 hours of individual work including readings, assignments and projects

  • HSED 601 Introduction to Leadership in Health Sciences Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Health Sciences Education (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    HSED : Overview of the major leadership issues encountered by emerging leaders in health sciences education, including competencies and skills needed to function as a leader.

    Terms: Winter 2024

    Instructors: Snell, Linda (Winter)

    • 1. The blended format requires a total of 130 hours of learning time. This will be achieved by 15 hours of face-to-face instruction, 65 hours of online synchronous and asynchronous instruction, and 50 hours of individual work including readings, assignments and projects.

  • HSED 602 Introduction to Scholarship in Health Sciences Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Health Sciences Education (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    HSED : Foundations in health sciences education including a broad introduction to ideas of scholarship, research and evidence-based practice, and theory-informed educational decision-making. Essentials of different research traditions and methodological approaches to advance, use, and critically evaluate works of scholarship in health sciences education. Fundamentals of ethical research, knowledge translation, and dissemination for responsible application of knowledge to important problems.

    Terms: Winter 2024

    Instructors: Young, Meredith (Winter)

    • 1. The blended format requires a total of 130 hours of learning time. This will be achieved by 15 hours of face-to-face instruction, 65 hours of online synchronous and asynchronous instruction, and 50 hours of individual work including readings, assignments and projects.

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