Health Professions Teaching and Technology

Masters or Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

UNMC’s College of Allied Health Professions offers innovative online educational options – a Master of Health Professions Teaching and Technology or a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Health Professions Teaching and Technology. The program not only prepares a new generation of health professions educators to teach in programs related to allied health, medicine, public health, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and other health professions, but it also prepares them to assess and integrate new and emerging educational technology.

The goal of the program is to provide health professions educators with a solid foundation in health science education, teaching skills, and the science of teaching. The completely online program fosters improvement in interprofessional instruction and innovative teaching methods in both academic and non-academic settings. Courses explore learning theory, best practices in teaching, the design and application of educational research, and investigation of the uses of instructional technology in health professions education.

Why the HPTT?

"The effective use of technology to teach has become a necessity to meet the needs of the digitally native millennial and postmillennial students who constitute the vast majority of students at universities worldwide. In the past decade, the explosion of simulators, mobile devices, apps, social media and other modalities have increased the potential to greatly enhance interactions between the instructor and students and improve learning, particularly so in health science fields. This innovative and inter-professionally taught master’s program will focus not only on the pedagogy of learning, but will also enable the teacher/instructor to gain skills in effective use of technology to teach health professions students. It should be a valuable resource to faculty, instructors and advanced students in the US and around the world."

- H. Dele Davies, MD, MS, MHCM
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs