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Accreditation Statement: Appendix 3

Checklist of Minimum Requirements for Instructors of Anatomy and/or Physiology



Minimum degree requirement – one of the following:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. (or international equivalent) in a field of life science

  • Professional degree in the biomedical sciences (e.g., M.S.N., M.D., D.O., D.C., D.P.T, D.D.S., D.V.M. or international equivalents)

  • Other advanced clinical degree awarded by a  nationally accredited institution

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in science education combined with appropriate coursework in science or biomedicine


Coursework requirements – 18 credits from formal classes or relevant experiences such as those listed in the tables below.


NOTE - These lists should not be considered comprehensive or exclusionary, and course titles may vary considerably from those listed.  The list is meant simply to provide an indication of the diversity of topics directly relevant to human anatomy and physiology.


Appropriate graduate course credits may come from a variety of graduate programs as well as from graduate-level professional schools such as medical schools. Suitability of a graduate class should never be determined simply by the prefix letters of the graduate program. When necessary, the credit-granting institution should be asked to provide a syllabus or summary of the course in question.


Faculty being credentialed should be prepared to document all relevant experience. If teaching experience is being used as part of the credentialing process, supporting documentation such as student or peer evaluations of teaching, students’ results on standardized or institutional examinations, and course syllabi should be available for inspection.


Coursework equivalents


This document recognizes that there are multiple ways to gain expertise in a topic, including mentored teaching as a graduate or postdoctoral student, prior teaching experience, continuing education through attendance at meetings or workshops, and hands-on experience through research or clinical work. For some faculty, courses taken as a graduate student may be the least relevant of all of these options simply because of the rapid advances in science that take place constantly.

 

 


ANATOMY- RELATED COURSEWORK

DOCUMENTATION OF COURSEWORK & CALCULATION OF CREDITS



Graduate Coursework

(credits on transcript)

Teaching while a graduate or postdoctoral student

(credits on graduate transcript or credit value)

Postgraduate Teaching

(3 credits for each semester )

Postgraduate

Courses or Experience

(Continuing education credits or units awarded)

Research or Clinical  Experience in  Anatomy

(3 credits for each peer-reviewed journal article published or per year of practice)

Human anatomy






Primate Evolution






Biomechanics






Evolutionary Biology






Functional Anatomy






Vertebrate anatomy (comparative vertebrate anatomy)






Veterinary anatomy






Surgical anatomy






Human gross anatomy






Neuroanatomy or Neuroscience






Biological anthropology






Kinesiology






Embryology (developmental biology)






Cytology






Histology (Microscopic anatomy)






Organology






Osteology






Paleopathology






Pathology






Other? Specify:



















 

 

PHYSIOLOGY- RELATED COURSEWORK

DOCUMENTATION OF COURSEWORK & CALCULATION OF CREDITS



Graduate Coursework

(credits on transcript

Teaching while a graduate or postdoctoral student

(credits on graduate transcript or credit value of course)

Postgraduate Teaching

(3 credits for each semester )

Postgraduate

Courses or Experience

(Continuing education credits or units awarded)

Research or Clinical Experience in Physiology

(3 credits for each peer-reviewed journal article published or per year of practice)

Human physiology






Animal physiology






Comparative physiology






Mammalian physiology






General physiology






Medical physiology






Veterinary physiology






Pathophysiology






Systems physiology:






neurophysiology






cardiovascular physiology






endocrinology






immunology






respiratory physiology






renal physiology






gastrointestinal physiology






Cell physiology






Exercise physiology






Molecular biology






Genetics






Other? Specify:





















ANCILLARY COURSEWORK  OF VALUE

(maximum of 6 credits toward the 18 should come from these)

DOCUMENTATION OF COURSEWORK & CALCULATION OF CREDITS



Graduate Coursework

(credits on transcript

Teaching while a graduate or postdoctoral student

(credits on graduate transcript or credit value of course)

Postgraduate Teaching

(3 credits for each semester )

Postgraduate

Courses or Experience

(CE credits or units awarded)

Research or Clinical Experience in Relevant Area

(3 credits for each peer-reviewed journal article published or per year of practice)

Dental Anthropology






Medical Anthropology






Epidemiology






Microbiology






Nutrition






Cell biology






Public health






Biochemistry






Pharmacology






Graduate level course on pedagogy






Pharmacophysiology






Statistics






Other? Specify:




























Accreditation Documents to download

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Appendix 1 PDF (99.82 KB) Administration 12/13/2013
Appendix 2 PDF (128.12 KB) Administration 12/13/2013
Appendix 3 PDF (121.46 KB) Administration 12/13/2013
HAPS Accreditation Background PDF (105.52 KB) Administration 12/13/2013
HAPS Accreditation Position Paper PDF (144.59 KB) Administration 12/13/2013
Appendix 2 (Word doc) DOCX (26.51 KB) Administration 12/13/2013
Appendix 3 (Word doc) DOCX (21.96 KB) Administration 12/13/2013
2005 Letter to SACS PDF (160.2 KB) Administration 12/13/2013