Sabrina Villanueva

Bachelor of Education Sciences; Specialist in Didactics and Curriculum; Master in Learning Difficulties and Doctorate candidate in Higher Education from the University of Palermo, Argentina. In recent years, dedicated to pedagogical work in the Faculty of Health Sciences in Higher Education and as an Adjunct Professor in education courses, through virtual modality and as a professor in charge of university admission courses. Also working as an external evaluator in Higher Education Research (U.S.), Journal of Education (Spain) and Palermo Business Review (Argentina), and as a Research Professor at the University of Palermo; a trainer of trainers and mentor for students.

Likewise, a writer oriented to research on topics related to higher education, lecturer, and publisher of articles in indexed journals and at international scientific events.

Course Description

The idea of the course, “Teaching and Learning in Health Sciences” is to develop current topics related to the teaching and the learning processes in health sciences at the university level. In relation, relevant topics will be proposed, such as the role of professors and students in the training of health sciences professionals, teaching strategies, didactics and the role of education, information and communication technologies in the COVID-19 era.

Likewise, the active role of students, the development of skills and abilities in practical training, the modalities of training and learning, will be discussed. 

The EPA (Entrustable Professional Activities) and the PBL (Problem- based learning) as allies in professional training in health sciences and the new challenges faced by the university in the training of competent professionals capable of providing solutions to various problems in the daily performance of their profession.

This course is oriented to professors, educators and students from Health Sciences in Higher Education level.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the challenges of teaching and learning in health sciences.
  • Rethink health sciences teaching practices today.
  • Rethink health sciences learning practices today.
  • Self-assess the teaching practices.

Course Curriculum

This course will have a weekly recorded class with reading material and exercises to be completed and presented to the professor through the university’s platform. The professor will assume a role of facilitator. The vides will contain some relevant topics that the students will have to enrich with the article ́s lecture and the exercises and tasks proposed. This way, the students will assume the principal role in their learning process and will practice through the task's solve. The professor will correct the exercises and the final exam and will do feedback to enrich the learning experience. 

There will be also experiences exchanges, dialogues with the professor and the other participants to make this course dynamic and to enrich the learning experience. The students will have the chance to contact the professor as many times as needed to ask questions and make comments.

  • 1

    Unit 1: Introduction and Approach to the Course

    • Introduction and Presentation

    • EPA (Entrustable Professional Activities)

    • Additional Parts

  • 2

    Unit 2: Teaching Modalities in Health Sciences

    • The Hybrid Teaching Method. The Virtual Mode. The of Face-to-face Teaching Method in COVID-19 Era

    • Strategies, Tools, Resources and Use of Education, Information and Communication Technologies in Health Sciences

    • "Simulation" as a Strategy for the Development of Practices in Health Careers

    • Additional Parts

  • 3

    Unit 3: Problem - based learning (PBL)

    • Problem - Based Learning (PBL) as a Strategy for Teaching Content Related to Health Sciences

    • The Student as the Protagonist of His/ Her Learning. The Role of Teachers in PBL

    • Differences Between the Resolution of Hypothetical Cases or Problems and PBL. Collaborative Work in PBL

    • Additional Parts

  • 4

    Unit 4: Evaluation in Medicine

    • EPA Assessment. Tools for the Assessment of Skills and Abilities

    • Evaluation of Knowledge in Medicine & Other Disciplines in Health Sciences. The Oral & Written Exam. Multiple Choice, Questions, Simulation Exams, Virtual Exams and/or Through Digital Devices, Evaluation of Clinical Reasoning, Final Evaluation of career

    • Additional Parts

  • 5

    Unit 5: Current Challenges of Higher Education in the Field of Health Sciences

    • Challenges of Higher Education in the Dynamics of Social Changes, Technological Progress and New Generations of Students. The Relevance of Training Competent Professionals, Capable of Providing Solutions to Different Problems in Daily Duty