Our Healthcare Professions Education Certificate features:
- Highly-trained online healthcare education professions instructors (former and current clinicians).
- Mentorship customized to each learner’s professional healthcare education goals.
- High-quality and prompt feedback on student coursework.
- Completely online class sessions to fit busy professional and personal schedules
- Relevant healthcare professions education skills taught through meaningful and purposeful class assignments that students can immediately apply to their current instruction situations.
- Easy-to-use Learning Management Systems (LMS) for class sessions and coursework assessment.
- Interprofessional program experience where students interact with healthcare professionals from a wide range of disciplines.
- Regular checkpoint assignments and interaction with instructors and classmates throughout each 15-week course within the program.
- Instructors who model best practices for healthcare education professions teaching.
Before starting a course, students participate in a program-specific orientation where they learn how to navigate the RMUoHP library, utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and learn how to be successful online students. During orientation, students also meet program directors and fellow students online. All students have access to the university’s Writing Center where they can submit assignments for review before submitting for a grade. Students also have the opportunity to work in collaborative online student groups through Canvas.
Most class sessions and forum discussions can be completed according to each student’s schedule (asynchronous), but some orientations and expert guest lectures are scheduled (synchronous) to bring additional value to the course topics and overall student experience. Students can expect to spend 5 to 10 hours per week in each course of the Health Professions Education Certificate program. Students do not routinely take exams but rather are challenged to critically think and reflect using evidence and best practices of teaching and learning to complete assignments and use in class discussions.