Prerequisite & Non-Degree Courses

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The course focuses on developing assessment skills related to simulation-based education (SBE) encounters. This course covers the basics of tool development and evaluation, current simulation-based education literature appraisal, and commonly used research designs used to evaluate SBE learning outcomes. Customized project work supports the ongoing practice and science of simulation-based education, including development of foundational implementation science skills for transformational learning as part of participation an interprofessional simulation community.
Credits
3
Semesters Offered
  • Summer
This course is designed for educators and trainers who want to learn how to design, develop, and deliver effective distance learning simulations in various fields. This is one of five one-credit courses based on the 2023 Distance Simulation Educator Competencies, specifically Domain 3 (Educational Principles Applied to Distance Simulation). In this course, participants will explore and apply the key principles and strategies for successful distance
simulations.
Credits
1
Semesters Offered
  • Spring
This 8-week online intensive focuses on developing implementation science skills for creating transformational learning in the distance simulation-based education space. Customized project work supports the ongoing andragogy, practice, and scholarship of distance simulation-based education with its focus on skills and techniques that represent best practices for delivering simulation-based education from a distance. The course provides the foundation for subsequent courses devoted to specific guidelines outlined in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Distance Simulation Guidelines.
Credits
1
Semesters Offered
  • Fall, 
  • Spring
Prerequisites: HE-712. This course focuses on application of core concepts related to educational effectiveness. Various assessment strategies are reviewed and students gain skills related to appropriate selection of assessment methods based on instructional context, modality, objectives, and hidden curriculum considerations. They explore how literature can inform assessment choices and how various assessment techniques can be applied to their own teaching projects. Specific topics include individual assessment within group projects, insights from cognitive science, cultural considerations, and self-assessment.
Credits
3
Semesters Offered
  • Spring
This course provides foundational knowledge for both simulation educators and administrators or technical specialists. Various key documents and standards, scenario templates, learning and debriefing theories, evaluation methods, along with pivotal articles in the simulation literature are covered by both operations and educator students. Depending on focus (i.e.simulation-based education or simulation operations), students will be discussing customized content. The course culminates in a project that integrates core concepts.
Credits
3
Semesters Offered
  • Summer
Prerequisites: None. In this project-based course, learners apply principles of learner-centered instruction and instructional design to plans for teaching and assessment in experiential learning, virtual live-session discussions, and asynchronous instruction. Learners share design processes and participate in peer interaction. Each submission receives feedback from the course instructor. By the conclusion of the semester, students will compile a synthesis of their Course of Instruction including a critical reflection of their designs considering learner-centered instruction and authentic assessment.
Credits
3
Semesters Offered
  • Spring
This course will introduce scholars to concepts and theories related to leadership and their application to the education of health professionals at individual and organizational levels. Students will have the opportunity to gain insight into their own leadership through self- assessment and reflection. A course project will a leadership challenge in which they will apply course materials. They will actively engage in peer review throughout the course.
Credits
3
Semesters Offered
  • Spring
Prerequisites: None. This course introduces Emotional Intelligence (EI) in teams focusing on self-awareness, self-management, empathy, social awareness, humility, communication and conflict, coaching and mentoring. Learners will explore concepts that are closely aligned with emotional intelligence in the health professions (e.g. psychological safety, humble inquiry, vulnerability, burnout) and include in-depth self-awareness. Content will contribute to building and evaluating curricula as well as developing effective interprofessional teams, and becoming an effective team leader.
Credits
3
Semesters Offered
  • Spring
Learners will review various simulation-based education equipment, best uses, features, maintenance, troubleshooting, pros/cons, and the ROI on various simulation equipment types to develop their educational technology evaluation skills. Various manikin types, screen-based simulation programs, and VR/AR/XR methodologies will be evaluated. Hands-on practice with basic troubleshooting will be completed during this course, using various modalities. The roles of the operations specialists in maintaining, troubleshooting and evaluating contracts, warranties, and equipment for purchase will be discussed.
Credits
3
Semesters Offered
  • Spring
This teaching apply evidence-based principles of teaching, learning, and assessment to personal teaching goals in a unique learning environment of their choosing. Participants engage in goal setting around personal areas of improvement. A customized plan is created that may include coaching, observation and feedback to improve the participant's teaching practices. Reflections are shared with online classmates, and readings are specific to learner goals.
Credits
3
Semesters Offered
  • Spring, 
  • Fall