This CE course is designed to examine the professional role of health practitioner as educator. Health practitioners facilitate learning for clients and their families as they work to overcome the challenges that health, disease, prevention, and rehabilitation bring. They also share their experience, disseminate new knowledge and guide colleagues and students alike as they acquire new skills. This course is designed to examine these ‘educator’ roles in the health context and stimulate a critical analysis of taken-for-granted assumptions about this integral aspect of practice.
Throughout the course, learning will be situated in the health environment and focus on the provision of prevention service through education of clients and families, and instruction of colleagues and students. In completing course readings and interacting with others, participants will apply current learning theories and effective teaching strategies to the design, implementation, and evaluation of creative, innovative and positive learning experiences for these targeted learners. The course is based on the assumptions that instruction is learner-centered and that effective learning is the outcome of a collaborative process between learner and facilitator.
Course Code = HE 500.
Contact hours of education= 30.
This course is approved for re-certification contact hours of education for the following specialties: meditation instructor, holistic-integrative health care, stress management consulting, health care life coach, crisis intervention counseling, nurse-patient educator and attention deficit disorder consulting.
Instructor/Course Author: Marco Meneses, MSc, CHES, CFLE, AASECT
Link to Resume: Resume
TEXTBOOKS: There is one (1) required textbook for this course.
“Health Professional as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning”, Bastable, Gramet, Jacobs, Sopczyk, 2010. ISBN-13: 878- 0763792787
You are required to order your own copy of the textbook. Please be sure to order your book as soon as possible so that you can begin your course of study.
Link to Purchase on Amazon.com: click here
TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete this course. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an “incomplete” will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.
GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 30 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by AIHCP and will be permitted one more attempt to retake the online examination.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education by the South Carolina Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists licensing board, Provider # 4637. Access information
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (The Provider) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number # CEP 15595 for 30 Contact Hours.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida State Board of Nursing Provider # 50-11975.
OTHER STATE BOARDS OF NURSING
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Georgia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Professional Registered Nurses. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
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ONLINE CLASSROOM RESOURCES AND TOOLS
- Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as “open book” tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.
- Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page “Student Resource Center.” The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.
- Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.
- Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor’s online resume/biography, as well as your instructor’s specific contact information.
- Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional “readings” and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Analyze the education role of the health professional in providing rehabilitation services.
- Apply adult learning theories to the rehabilitation health care environment.
- Utilize education research ‘evidence’ in facilitating adult learning in health care settings.
- Assess educational need(s) in collaboration with a learner or group of learners in rehabilitation.
- Assess, and discuss the implications of different learning styles and multiple intelligences in developing learning experiences.
- Develop instructional plans for educating clients, families, colleagues, or students in a range of informal and formal learning contexts.
- Use a variety of strategies to promote and foster client, family, colleague, or student learning.
- Implement instructional strategies that reflect the age, culture, language, and learning style(s) of the learner(s) in face-to-face, distance, and e-learning contexts.
- Apply the principles and purposes of authentic evaluation in education in evaluating the effectiveness of learning experiences.
- Discuss the concept of lifelong learning and the role of continuing professional education in promoting this concept to health professionals.
A brief abstract of content:
- Overview of Education in Health Care.
- Ethical, Legal. And Economic Foundations of the Educational process
- Applying Learning Theories to Healthcare Practice.
- Determinants of Learning.
- Developmental Stages of the Learner.
- Compliance, Motivation, and Health Behaviors of the Learner.
- Literacy in the Adult Client Population.
- Gender, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Attributes of the Learner.
- Educating Learners with Disabilities.
- Behavioral Objectives.
- Instructional Methods and Settings.
- Instructional Materials
- Technology in Education
- Evaluation in Health Care Education