Institute for Evidence-Based Health Professions Education to host fall 2010 seminars

October 8, 2010

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Athens, Ga. - The Institute for Evidence-Based Health Professions Education at the University of Georgia will host its final two fall seminars in October and December.

On Friday, Oct. 22, W. Scott Richardson, M.D., professor and campus associate dean for curriculum in the Medical College of Georgia/University of Georgia Medical Partnership will make a presentation titled, "Curriculum Integration in Health Professions Education: The MCG/UGA Medical Partnership Example." The seminar will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in the Ground Floor Classroom of the Interim Medical Partnership Building, 279 Williams St.

On Friday, Dec. 3, Ikseon Choi, an associate professor in the College of Education's department of educational psychology and instructional technology, will make a presentation titled, "Case-Based E-Learning in Health Professions Education: A middle ground between didactic and problem-based learning." The seminar will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in Room 175 of the Coverdell Building. Both seminars are open to the public.

The Institute for Evidence-Based Health Professionals Education is a partnership involving faculty from the College of Education, the College of Public Health and other UGA units that study, develop and provide evidence-based education for health professionals.

"The goal of the EBP is to provide a mechanism for UGA faculty to focus interdisciplinary research attention on this area and develop new professional education programs based on evidence-based practice," said Ron Cervero, co-director of the institute and associate dean for outreach in the College of Education. "We hope to serve as a source of expertise and training for professional education programs in public health, medicine and other health professions. It will also be a platform for national engagement in this expanding area of study and pedagogy."

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