Instructional Methods

Courses will be conducted utilizing a multimodal approach to adult learning. Depending on the specific course goals, the instructional goals may include strategies such as: didactic classes, with presentations by faculty and guest lecturers, audio-visual materials and physical models, computer assisted instruction (e.g., programmed instruction, CD-ROM) and videotape, class and small group discussions, demonstrations, panel discussions, clinical conferences, and student presentations, experiential projects, laboratory sessions, field trips and site visits, supplemental reading, use of the internet as a learning tool (including exploration of health information on the web and library searches), interdisciplinary clinical research presentations, clinical experiences with simulated patient in the clinical simulation laboratory, standardized patients, flipped classroom, team-based learning, problem-based learning, case-based learning, blended online learning and patients at clinical sites.

Students are welcomed and encouraged to use their laptops and other electronic devices during class. However, students must recognize that using these devices for non-classroom or non-clinic related activities is both distracting and disruptive to themselves, to their classmates, patients, and to the instructors, and is therefore prohibited during classroom, laboratory and clinic times. Using electronic devices for purposes other than direct classroom or clinical activities is inconsistent with the professional behaviors required by the program.