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September 2013


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CARE Presents: Sept. 2013 Issue 004

In this Issue:

Teaching Tips
Word Finder


Upcoming Events:

CARE Fair - Oct. 18,2013

MET Program Presentation:
“Case Writing” -Sept. 11, 2013

MET Program Presentation:
“Flipped Classroom” - Date TBD

Education for Healthcare Professionals


The purpose of the Graduate Program in Education for Healthcare Professionals (EDHP) is to provide the training necessary to produce effective leaders in health professions education by utilizing the core concepts of CARE: Critical thinking & evidence based practice. Tuition grants are available for qualified HSC faculty.

Master of Science:

This program provides the opportunity for individuals to develop the background and skills necessary to be excellent teachers in their areas of specialty and conduct research to improve and develop innovative educational programs in health professions education. The interdisciplinary Master of Science degree provides greater access to faculty and students, as well as clinicians and healthcare professionals, who have an interest in academia. Multiple online courses and interprofessional approach makes the M.S. degree unique. Graduates of the program help satisfy the need for qualified teaching faculty in medicine, nursing, dental and dental hygiene schools across the country.


In addition to the M.S. degree, the Graduate Program in Education of Healthcare Professionals also offers a Certificate program for students who may wish to expand their knowledge of teaching and curriculum development. The Certificate program is an intermediary step within the EDHP program and can be applied to the M.S. if a student wishes to pursue the advanced degree in the future.



Spring admission deadline: October 15, 2013
Fall / Summer admission deadline: April 1, 2014
For more information & the application please visit: EDHP 

Teaching Tips:
Learning Outcomes: What, Why, and How!

Learning outcomes are a set of statements that enhance and illuminate a course or activity description by articulating in measurable terms how students will successfully demonstrate critical content mastery.

Good outcomes help create focus on the knowledge and skills students need, identify the critical tasks and techniques students need to master, and inform the selection of assignments and assessments that promote student achievement of
those outcomes. Quality learning outcomes can help students form realistic expectations about a course/activity, clarify learning targets, and link course outcomes and program goals with their future needs.


How - Steps for writing learning outcomes:

1. Make a list of the things students need to know and be able to do as a result of your course. Example: Upon completion of the course, students will understand quality differences in internet sources.

2. Reflect on how students will demonstrate acquisition of the specified knowledge and skills. Will they define, solve, create, compare, etc.? Example: How will I know if students understand quality differences in internet sources? I would know if they could demonstrate the ability to successfully evaluate a list of internet sources based an appropriate rating criteria.

3. Using action verbs from your reflection on how students will demonstrate learning, adjust your outcomes. Example: Upon completions of the course, students will be
able to evaluate internet sources using an information literacy guide.

Resource examples for writing good learning outcomes: 

A Model of Learning Outcomes

Writing Student Learning Outcomes (step-by-step process and examples)

Characteristics of Good Learning Outcomes

Adapted from the Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence - Learning Outcomes


Word Find Puzzle:

A squared word search find puzzle can be found using the following terms:

Body Composition                             Physical Fitness
Body Mass Index                               Progression
Cardio Vascular                                 Pushups
Cool Down                                        Rice
Crunches                                          Sit and Reach
Exercise                                            Specificity
Flexibility                                          Step Test
Frequency                                         Stretching
Health Related Fitness                        Swimming
Intensity                                           Time  
Jogging                                             Type
Muscular Endurance                           Warm Up
Muscular Strength                              Weight Training
Pacer Test                                         Workout
Physical Activity                                 Yoga

Please send stories, photos & Suggestions for the CARE E-Newsletter to Jovan Martinez, Program assistant at jmartinez@tamhsc.edu or drop them off at the tlrc office.