Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education

Major: HPEDCHP
Degree Awarded: CERT
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/gc-hpe

Program Information

The Certificate in Health Professions Education (CHP) is offered through a partnership between the College of Education and Human Development and the School of Medicine. The program is designed for specifically for faculty, future faculty, residents and graduate students in the health sciences including medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, clinical and allied health professions. The program includes four graduate-level credit courses (12 total credit hours), and the Certificate is an academic credential offered through the University of Louisville School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.

All courses are part of the College of Education and Human Development graduate curriculum and may be applied to other degree programs such as a Masters degree. Each course is grounded on the plan for the corresponding course taught in the College of Education and Human Development but is focused primarily for healthcare educators. For example, instructional techniques include working not only in the classroom, but also at the bedside, and in the clinic. Class projects are designed for the healthcare environment.

Program courses follow the Belknap Campus semester schedule, but meet on the Health Sciences Campus. Courses are taught in the evening and are web-enhanced with approximately 1/3 of weekly work assignments completed online. Students enrolled in other education degree programs may substitute a more advanced statistics course for ELFH 600, if they prefer.Students enrolled in other education degree programs may substitute a more advanced statistics course for the ELFH 600, if they wish to do so.

Program Purpose: To promote effective clinical teaching and student instruction in a variety of Health Science Center settings and to develop skill in designing education research for presentation and publication.

Admission Requirements: This program is unofficial until admitted to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies non-degree status.Requires a minimum of 2.75 GPA.

Curriculum

The current course sequence is as follows.

ELFH 600, Introduction to Research Methods (Fall): A project based course with emphasis on how to teach research problem identification, research methodologies, including qualitative methodology, and introductory statistics. This course is designed for those with a minimum level of research experience.

ELFH 606, Program Evaluation and Planning (Spring): The purpose of this course is to provide learners with a preliminary understanding of the field of program evaluation. The course will focus on the theories, techniques and current methods of program evaluation.

ELFH 683, Introduction to College Teaching (Fall): The course focus is on syllabus development, teaching and assessment strategies, student rights, the role of research and publication in the academic arena.

ELFH 661, Adult Development and Learning (Spring): The purpose of this course is to assist learners in a critical analysis of the theoretical framework of adult learning throughout the lifespan and the developmental issues of adults.

Faculty

Meera Alagaraja

Associate Professor

Mathew Bergman

Assistant Professor

Lee Bewley

Associate Professor

Jessica Buckley

Clinical Assistant Professor

Roger Buskill

Instructor

Bradley Carpenter

Assistant Professor

Namok Choi

Professor

Denise Cumberland

Assistant Professor

Casey George-Jackson

Assistant Professor

Jacob Gross

Assistant Professor

W. Blake Haselton
Associate Professor

Superintendent in Residence

Ray Haynes

Clinical Associate Professor

Ann Herd

Assistant Professor

Amy Hirschy

Assistant Professor

Jason Immekus

Associate Professor

Kyle Ingle

Associate Professor

Carlos McCray

Associate Professor

Kevin Rose

Assistant Professor

Terri Rowland

Clinical Assistant Professor

Brad Shuck

Associate Professor

Jeffrey Sun

Professor