Short course: Teaching Evidence-based Health Care

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, will be offering a short course on Teaching Evidence-based Health Care (EBHC) from July – November 2016.

The aim of this course is to enable participants to develop an understanding of the fundamental theory relating to teaching and learning in an adult learning context, and to apply that theory in an authentic teaching context which has an EBHC theme.

By the end of this course successful participants will be able to:

·         Describe current perspectives on how people learn and theory that underpins these perspectives

·         Write learning outcomes for teaching EBHC to a particular audience

·         Describe and evaluate various teaching methods which promote active learning

·         Practice some of the methods which promote active learning

·         Deliver and evaluate a teaching event in EBHC for a particular target audience and setting by:

·         Determining the learning needs of the audience

·         Writing learning outcomes for the event

·         Developing and selecting relevant teaching materials

·         Employing appropriate methods of teaching

·         Developing and using appropriate evaluation tools

This course starts in July 2016 and is presented using a blended approach where participants will be required to participate online and attend a contact session in Cape Town during a designated contact 4 day block 12-15 September 2016. All participants need access to a laptop/notebook computer and internet. Participants will be required to participate in assessments. A formal short course certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

The course is offered by staff from the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care and the Centre for Health Professions Education. They have limited funds to support the short course registration fee of participants from rural and underserved areas. Travel and accommodation for the 4 day block in Cape Town is for the participants own expense.