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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6514

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2110 2003-05-15
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Medical Science MD 6113-000-20
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Joseph Krzanowski, Ph.D. 9743166

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6514 Instructional Skills in Pharmacology

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Instruction Skills in Phamacol
    Course Online? Percentage Online




    Course Description

    Students are given practical experience in current teaching techniques including an understanding the purpose of lecture, small groups and evaluation. There is direct faculty supervision and critique following direct classroom experience.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Most students receive little or no formal education in instructional methods or objectives yet are often called upon to engage in formal educational instruction. This course will provide students with an organized approach to development of this skill in

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Students in the program in medical sciences desire this type of experience in preparation for their future career developlent. It is not part of a required sequence. Other students in medical science programs would benefit from this course.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Instructors are experienced teachers with a PhD in pharmacology.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Provide a formal experience in teaching pharmacology.

    2. Develop skills in teaching

    3. Gain experience under supervision of experienced faculty

    4. Provide an additional experience in the career development as a scientist.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Understanding adult learning

    2. Preparation of lecture, small group and evaluation tools

    3. Practical experience in formal teaching

    4. Exposure to literature sources on teaching [pharmacology]

    5. Practical experince in course content development

    C. Major Topics


    1. Theory: Adult learning methods, approach, style, goals & objectives

    2. Preparing Course Content

    3. Developing Syllabus and Lecture Outline

    4. Teaching Methods

    5. Problem solving and problem based learning - examples

    6. Lecture -preparation

    7. Lecture Presentation to undergraduate students

    8. Feedback & critique leading to development (getting and giving - evaluation)

    9. Mentors -selecting role models and how to use them

    10. GPEP REPORT - Physicians for the Twenty-First Century

    11. Examination/Evaluation of Students (Constructing Written Test Questions for the Basic and Clinical Sciences)

    12. Practical: Participation is question evaluation

    13. Problem solving session with medical students

    14. Reflection - feedback on problem solving

    15. Evaluation methods

    D. Textbooks

    1. Coe, S.M. & Swanson, D.B. Constructing Written Test Questions for Basic and Clinical Sciences, National Board of Medical Examiners, Philadelphia, 1998

    2. Whitman, N. Creative Medical Teaching University of Utah School of Medicine 1990

    3. Association of American Medical Colleges Physicians for the Twenty-First Century Report of the Panel on the General Professional Education of the Physician and College Preparation for Medicine [GPEP] Washington DC 1984

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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