Course Description

Foundations I: Educational Theory and Methods

Highlights the history of health sciences professional education and the evolution of teaching/learning methodologies.

Faculty

Michael J. Emery
PT, EdD, FAPTA

Dr. Michael Emery was the founding DPT program director of the physical therapy program at Sacred Heart University, which also included undergraduate and graduate programs in athletic training and exercise science.  
He established a physical therapy faculty practice at Sacred Heart University and implemented two ABPTRFE certified PT residency programs.  

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Course Description

This course highlights the history of health sciences professional education, exploring in particular the evolution of teaching/learning methodologies used in the health sciences to best engage student learners. Higher education institution characteristics and expectations as they have influenced teaching methods are discussed. Current methods and their benefits, constraints and required resources are examined, and evidence of success including reported outcomes using these methods are considered.

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