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HAPS-I: Online Graduate Credit Courses 2014
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9/23/2014

When: Fall 2014
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HAPS Main Office

Phone: 1-800-448-4277

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Online registration is available until: 9/23/2014
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Current Issues in Obesity Prevention and Treatment
Krista Lee Rompolski, Ph.D.
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

(2 credits) July 8, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

Obesity is thought to be caused by the interaction of a genetically susceptible individual with the obesogenic environment. Significant advances in the treatment of obesity, whether behavioral, surgical or pharmacological, have been proven successful at the individual level. However, little success has been achieved in preventing weight gain or maintaining weight loss at a population level. Given obesity’s recent classification as a disease state, it is imperative that instructors of human anatomy and physiology-based courses are familiar with the growing body of knowledge on obesity prevention and treatment. Therefore, the purpose of this course is to understand obesity with a multifactorial approach, addressing the genetic, biological, environmental, societal and behavioral aspects that interact on an individual and population level. Special emphasis will be placed on the integration of knowledge gained from discussion and critique of published clinical and epidemiological studies into an instructor’s curriculum.

Rational Human Anatomy & Physiology Course Design: Incorporating the HAPS outcomes into new and existing courses.
(2 credits) Sept 15 - Nov 7, 2014

Dr. Margaret Weck
St. Louis College of Pharmacy

This 8-week course briefly reviews the major concepts associated with the “backwards design” model of rational course development, which stresses the value of thinking through the ultimate outcome goals (both in content mastery and cognitive skill development) for a course as a first step the course design process.  Participants will examine the HAPS Course Guidelines for Undergraduate Instruction and A & P Learning Outcome statements and think about the design elements, teaching methodologies, and assessments (both formative and summative) that would best foster student achievement of these outcomes.  The course will be conducted entirely on-line.  Participants will produce syllabi for new or existing courses that demonstrate the principles of rational course design.  As part of this process sample assignments and assessments will also be developed that could be used in any course to demonstrate student achievement of the A&P Learning Outcomes.

Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology – The Heart and Vascular System
(2 credits) Sept 22, 2014 - Jan 31, 2015

Dr. George Ordway

This unique course is designed to provide college-level instructors with an opportunity to develop their understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, including key cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for function of the heart and blood vessels.  The course also will include examples of pathophysiology that result in common acute and chronic cardiovascular diseases.  Participation in the course will be online only with weekly directed readings and assignments that will be posted to a discussion board for instructor and peer review, along with regularly scheduled interactive conference sessions.  Cardiovascular Physiology (7th ed.) by Mohrman and Heller will be used as the course text along with available internet resources and databases. In addition, selected articles from the primary literature will be used to help participants foster an appreciation of the research that has advanced our knowledge of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.  Participants also will complete a final project supporting the teaching of cardiovascular biology in a college-level anatomy and physiology course.  The project may take a variety of forms; however, developing a case study or review article will be emphasized.  A total of approximately 60 hours will be required to complete all course work.  Grading will be on a pass/fail basis and evaluation will include successful completion of weekly assignments, pre- and post-course knowledge assessments, a final project, and participation in scheduled conference sessions.  A pass grade will require 75% of a total of 100 points.  This course will serve as the basis for future on-line-only offerings of advanced topics dealing with cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.

   

The Physiology of Reproduction
(2 credits) August 24 - December 15, 2014

Dr. Chad M. Wayne, University of Houston

This course is designed to provide college-level instructors with the opportunity to expand and refine their understanding of key molecular and cellular concepts and processes as they relate to human sexual reproduction. Participants will be introduced to material through directed readings from the current literature that examine the mechanisms that govern the union of the human gametes, the organs that promote pregnancy, and the mechanisms of parturition from the molecular level through the organ level. The participants will explore the material through the directed readings, but will also be encouraged to participate in online discussions to test and expand their understanding of the material. Ultimately, participants will need to demonstrate mastery of the material which will be assessed through specific application in online exercises and in a terminal, peer-reviewed project. Participants will be expected to independently develop at the end of the course, a college-level lecture appropriate for the course that the participant normally instructs. This project should demonstrate a deeper understanding of the key themes in human sexual reproduction, integrate molecular and cellular mechanisms into the participant’s normal lecture routine, and expand the college course beyond the typical A&P or physiology lecture. The participants’ projects will be discussed at the end of the course, either in person at the HAPS annual conference in Jacksonville, FL or via electronic methods. The participant will be evaluated on a variety of criteria, including performance on online exercises, participation and the quality of final project.

Female Reproductive Physiology
(2 credits) August 24 - December 15, 2014
Dr. Chad M. Wayne, University of Houston

This course is designed to provide college-level instructors with the opportunity to expand and refine their understanding of key molecular and cellular concepts and processes as they relate to female reproductive physiology. Participants will be introduced to material through directed readings from the current literature that examine the female reproductive system from the molecular level through the organ level and provide the participant a deeper understanding of how these structures are integrated into a whole system responsible for oocyte production and delivery. The participants will explore the material through the directed readings, but will also be encouraged to participate in online discussions to test and expand their understanding of the material. Ultimately, participants will need to demonstrate mastery of the material which will be assessed through specific application in online exercises and in a terminal, peer-reviewed project. Participants will be expected to independently develop at the end of the course, a college-level lecture appropriate for the course that the participant normally instructs. This project should demonstrate a deeper understanding of the key themes in female reproduction, integrate molecular and cellular mechanisms into the participant’s normal lecture routine, and expand the college course beyond the typical A&P or physiology lecture. The participants’ projects will be discussed at the end of the course, either in person at the HAPS annual conference in Jacksonville, FL or via electronic methods. The participant will be evaluated on a variety of criteria, including performance on online exercises, participation and the quality of final project.


Male Reproductive Physiology
(2 credits) August 24 - December 15, 2014
Dr. Chad M. Wayne, University of Houston


This course is designed to provide college-level instructors with the opportunity to expand and refine their understanding of key molecular and cellular concepts and processes as they relate to male reproductive physiology. Participants will be introduced to material through directed readings from the current literature that examine the male reproductive system from the molecular level through the organ level and provide the participant a deeper understanding of how these structures are integrated into a whole system responsible for sperm production and delivery. The participants will explore the material through the directed readings, but will also be encouraged to participate in online discussions to test and expand their understanding of the material. Ultimately, participants will need to demonstrate mastery of the material which will be assessed through specific application in online exercises and in a terminal, peer-reviewed project. Participants will be expected to independently develop at the end of the course, a college-level lecture appropriate for the course that the participant normally instructs. This project should demonstrate a deeper understanding of the key themes in male reproduction, integrate molecular and cellular mechanisms into the participant’s normal lecture routine, and expand the college course beyond the typical A&P or physiology lecture. The participants’ projects will be discussed at the end of the course, either in person at the HAPS annual conference in Jacksonville, FL or via electronic methods.  The participant will be evaluated on a variety of criteria, including performance on online exercises, participation and the quality of final project.

  
 
 

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