New certificate program prepares biomedical scientists for careers as educators

Published: June 21st, 2017

Category: Education, News

A nine-credit certificate program offered in Fall 2017 will prepare biomedical scientists for careers as faculty with teaching, research and mentoring responsibilities. The online courses in the Biomedical Scientist as Educator Certificate were designed to maximize flexibility for the working professional who has significant laboratory and/or clinical responsibilities.

GMS 6951 Teaching Biomedical Science (2 credits) – Fall 2017

Students will acquire the skills necessary for creating and modifying biomedical science courses through a combination of self-awareness activities and information that informs teaching. Students will use their skills to: (a) write a teaching philosophy and (b) draft components of their biomedical science course syllabus.

Prerequisites

  • None

GMS 6952 Curricular Models for Biomedical Science (3 credits) – Spring 2018

Students will be introduced to various models of teaching and their related instructional strategies. A major emphasis will be on (a) assisting students in the development of their teaching repertoire in biomedical science content, (b) adding new instructional strategies and (c) developing and revising biomedical science curriculum for courses that they will teach prospectively.

Prerequisites

  • 6951 Teaching Biomedical Science

GMS 6953 Art and Science of Mentoring (1 credit) – Summer 2018

Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills required to effectively mentor other professionals who are in early stages of career development and to enhance their own experiences as mentees. Students will use their skills to: (a) complete an individual development plan, (b) identify ethical dilemmas in mentoring and describe strategies to prevent them, and (c) articulate their own mentoring philosophy.

Prerequisites

  • GMS 6951 Teaching Biomedical Science
  • GMS 6952 Curricular Models for Biomedical Science
  • GMS 6954 Assessing Effectiveness of Biomedical Science Teaching and Curricula

GMS 6954 Assessing Effectiveness of Biomedical Science Teaching and Curricula (3 credits) -Summer 2018

Students will receive an overview of the theory of evaluation and apply practice connections to conducting an evaluation study. Working together, students will develop a proposal for an evaluation study, undertake a component of the proposed evaluation study, write and present related findings.

Prerequisites

  • GMS 6951 Teaching Biomedical Science
  • GMS 6952 Curricular Models for Biomedical Science

How to Register

Graduate Students

  • Self-register (no departmental controls)

Postdoc and Faculty

Presented by the CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program and the College of Medicine