Health Professions Education Scholarship

TSP 001: Introduction to Health Professions Theory & Practice

TSP 001 Overview

  • Course minimum enrollment five, maximum enrollment 10.
  • Only faculty or academic staff members in the health professions can apply.
  • Each applicant must submit all TSP application forms (applicant form and chair/divisional director form) and a current CV by the application deadline.
  • Must be granted a 10 percent release time from your department chair/divisional director to participate in the course.
  • Scholars are expected to attend at least 80 per cent of all TSP sessions.
  • All TSP 001 Scholars must complete and present a curriculum development project during the course (implementation of the project is not required).

TSP Leadership

TSP Director: Carol Hodgson, PhD
TSP Associate Director: Pamela Brett-MacLean, PhD
TSP Clinical Advisor: Tracey Hillier, MD


Date TSP 001 Schedule* (sessions are 2–5 p.m.)
TBA 1. Learning Theories
TBA
2. Curriculum Models
TBA
3. Curriculum Development
TBA
4. Curriculum Evaluation
TBA
5. Case-based Learning
TBA
6. Preliminary presentation of curriculum plans
TBA
7. Using Simulations for Teaching and Assessing
TBA
8. Improving Clinical Teaching
TBA
9. Novice to Expert
TBA
10. Presentations of curriculum projects**

Dates for session-specific content are tentative.
**Session is noon–5 p.m. and includes lunch.


Required Texts

  1. Curriculum Development for Medical Education: A Six-step Approach (2nd Edition). DE Kern, PA Thomas, MT Hughes (Eds). John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. (~ $43 paperback)
  2. Medical Education: Theory and Practice. T Dornan, K Mann, A Scherpbier, J Spencer (Eds). 2011. Elsevier, Edinburgh. (This book will also be required for the TSP 006 course) (~ $70 paperback, ~$ 39 Kindle)

Application Deadline: TBD

Email all applications materials.

For questions about the Teaching Scholars Program in general or specifically about TSP 001, please contact Dr. Carol Hodgson at carol.hodgson@ualberta.ca