Developing And Evaluating Educational Programs – nur588 (3 credits)

Identifying learning needs provides the foundation for designing health care education programs for individuals, families, groups, or communities. Students select and develop teaching strategies and explore ways of monitoring and evaluating teaching methods and learner outcomes. Roles of educators in organizations, communities, and higher education settings are examined.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Monitoring and Evaluating Teaching Methods

  • Explain ways of using evaluations to improve teaching effectiveness.
  • Describe ways of monitoring effectiveness of teaching plans.
  • Describe the purpose and benefits of program evaluations.

Role of the Educator in Healthcare Organizations

  • Discuss the role of an educator in a healthcare organization.
  • Identify the organizational factors involved in curriculum planning.

Role of the Educator in the Community

  • Discuss the role of an educator in a community setting.
  • Profile the various educator roles available to health care professionals.

Trends and Issues that Impact Educator Role

  • Establish the importance of health care faculty to competence in technology application.
  • Examine the impact of various health care and educational trends on the educational process and the role of the educator.

Designing Health Care Educational Programs

  • Analyze the learning needs process related to the identification and development of a health care program.
  • Design a health care educational program.

Instructional Methods/Materials

  • Analyze the advantages, disadvantages, and specific uses of various teaching strategies.
  • Discuss health behavior frameworks and their influence on learning.
  • Distinguish between instructional methods and instructional materials.

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