MSIA Educational Emphasis Courses


GCBA 806. Teaching and Research Presentation Skills

Credit hours: 2
Prerequisite:
Available: Annual spring
Instructor: Shantaram Joshi

This course reviews the medical education literature with an emphasis on curriculum design and implementation, educational evaluation and research, learner assessment and feedback, problem learners, and professional career development.

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FMED 991. Practicum in Predoctoral Teaching and Academic Medicine

Credit hours: 1, 3
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and GCBA 806
Available: Annual fall, spring, and summer
Instructor: Jim Medder or Layne Prest

This course provides practical supervised experiences primarily in medical student education. Learning activities include presenting lectures, facilitating small groups, precepting students, assessing and providing feedback, and administrative activities.

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FMED 992. Practicum in Graduate Teaching and Academic Medicine

Credit hours: 1, 3
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, GCBA 806, and FMED 991
Available: Annual fall, spring, and summer
Instructor: Jim Medder or Layne Prest

This course provides practical supervised experiences primarily in resident education. Learning activities include presenting lectures, facilitating small groups, precepting residents, assessing and providing feedback, and administrative activities.

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PSM 806. Biostatistics I

Credit hours: 3
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, degree-seeking students
Available: Annual fall
Instructor: Jane Meza

This course is designed to prepare the graduate student to understand and apply biostatistical methods needed in the design and analysis of biomedical and public health investigations. The major topics to be covered include types of data, descriptive statistics and plots, theoretical distributions, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, and one-way analysis of variance. A brief introduction to correlation and univariate linear regression will also be given. The course is intended for graduate students and health professionals interested in the design and analysis of biomedical or public health studies.

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PSM 825. Health Care Ethics

Credit hours: 2
Prerequisite: None
Available: Biennial spring (alternates with Philosophy of Public Health)
Instructor: Andrew Jameton or Virginia Aita

This course uses selected topics to outline the history, theory, and methods of health care ethics. It is intended as a core course for graduate students in ethics and related fields, bioethics teachers, administrators, policy-makers, clinicians, and health professions students.

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PSM 998. Philosophy of Public Health

Credit hours: 2
Prerequisite: None
Available: Biennial spring (alternates with Health Care Ethics)
Instructor: Andrew Jameton or Virginia Aita

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Education 800. Foundations of Educational Research

Credit hours: 3
Prerequisite: EDPS 859 or parallel; EDPS 859 or equivalent
Available: Fall and spring (UNL)
Instructor: N. Ivankova or R. Shore

Purposes and characteristics of research process, selection of research problems in education and social sciences, critical review of published research, research ethics and institutional review, sampling methods, threats to validity in research.

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FMED 899. Masters Thesis

Credit hours: 4
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and FMED 992
Available: Annual fall, spring, and summer
Instructor: Jim Medder or Layne Prest

This course includes the design and implementation of an innovative curriculum, preparation and submission of a grant proposal to support the new curriculum, development of an evaluation/assessment plan, obtaining internal review board permission, collection and analysis of data, writing a manuscript and submitting for publication, and presentation at a national educational meeting.

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Curriculum Outline

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