Interprofessional Applied Practical Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions

Program Description

These courses are designed to provide participants with a broad introductory overview of clinical education, teaching, and learning issues in health professional training as a field of scholarly inquiry and research.

These courses will examine the major topics which are important in developing educational programs for health sciences and will introduce students to some of the important literature in the field of teaching and learning including as it is applied to practicum/field supervision.  It will also provide participants with opportunities to develop a scholarly and practical approach to teaching with generous use of case studies and in working in small groups and multidisciplinary teams. 

Course participants will:

  • Survey teaching and learning theories and issues in health professional training
  • Acquire skills to design and lead educational programs, such as lectures, courses or workshops, appropriate to their own setting
  • Synthesize a personal approach to teaching that is informed by theory and reflection
  • Select and implement comprehensive evaluation techniques linking education to health care professionals' performance and patient outcomes
  • Implement assessment methods for meaningful formative and summative feedback to faculty, peers and students
  • Critically analyze important literature in the field of teaching and learning as applied to practicum/field supervision
  • Practice skills in clinical education scholarship

Target Audience

Current or prospective faculty members from any recognized health profession or specialty who are practicing in their fields

Program Length

Ten days in class (five in the fall and five in the winter) with homework in between

Program Requirements

Class sessions with small and large group interactive teaching will prepare students for home study to complete assigned readings and individual and group projects

Learning Activities and Projects

  • Learning contract
  • Scholarly reviews of books/educational website
  • Audio-visual taping and analysis of own teaching
  • Teaching log/journal and reflection report
  • Major academic paper with poster summary
  • Educational workshop small group project

These courses will be informed by a comprehensive bibliography in health professions education and model reflective practice, transformation theory, self-directed learning, learning styles, constructivism and other current clinical education concepts

Course Instructors

Abbas Ghavam-Rassoul, Judith Peranson  (Course Co-Directors)

Helen P. Batty, Susanna Talarico, Marie Eason-Klatt, Shirley Lee, Don Melady, Nirtal Shah, Trish O'Brien and Baraa Alghalyini


A Certificate of Completion will be issued by the Office of Continuing Professional Development to participants who satisfactorily complete the program.
Learners are evaluated on a pass / fail basis. There is no terminal examination or thesis.

INTAPT is structured as a 10-day(5 session) interactive longitudinal course, returning to in person delivery for 2022-23, as follows:

  • Session 1: October 27-28, 2022
  • Session 2: November 17-18, 2022
  • Session 3: December 12-13, 2022
  • Session 4: January 26-27, 2023
  • Session 5: February 27-28, 2023
  • Back up dates: March 9th and 10th, 2023 (to be held for potential session rescheduling)

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