5 Trends Influencing Health Science Education Today

5 Trends Influencing Health Science Education Today

The world’s eyes have never been so fixed on health. Even before COVID-19 ravaged the globe, the healthcare field was marked by dramatic change. Healthcare communities have had to grapple with a number of challenges that include a global shortage of healthcare professionals and a drastically shifting policy landscape within the United States. Innovators have…

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Quality Digital Learning Needs Traditional Teaching Techniques

Quality Digital Learning Needs Traditional Teaching Techniques

As in other areas of life, the history of education now has a B.C. period — before COVID-19. This spring saw instructors scrambling to take their classes online as the pandemic’s spread made in-person classes too dangerous. Through no fault of their own, teachers were ill-prepared for this shift. Their effort was nothing short of…

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Managing Stress in the Transition to Online Teaching

Managing Stress in the Transition to Online Teaching

The COVID-19 pandemic is a world-wide problem that is having profound impacts on the education system. So far, more than 1.1 billion students have been affected by campus closures. With numbers that extreme, it’s no surprise that digital learning has seen a surge of growth in recent months. Colleges and universities in particular have been…

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Helping Students Succeed During a Pandemic

Helping Students Succeed During a Pandemic

Schools around the world have just gone through the most concentrated upheaval in living memory. The sudden shift to online courses placed a unique and serious strain on educators and students alike. The fact that many of these shifts took place in just days was both impressive and stressful. Even the best-prepared educators had to…

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Teaching During a Pandemic

Teaching During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has made life complicated for everyone. In the space of a few short weeks, it fundamentally changed the way people live and work. Few industries were hit as hard as education, which has always been a predominantly face-to-face experience.  When over 200 U.S. colleges and universities closed due to the pandemic, educators…

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What COVID-19 can Tell Us About Educating The Next <br>Generation of Health Science Professionals

What COVID-19 can Tell Us About Educating The Next
Generation of Health Science Professionals

The COVID-19 pandemic and recent changes in the public health space are revealing crucial areas where we have to re-examine the way we educate health-care providers and make available pathological research. Advances in medical technology, reduced testing costs, and growing public awareness of health issues have all increased demand for medical services in both clinical…

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Digital Education Helps Increase Student Enrollment

Digital Education Helps Increase Student Enrollment

For the past eight years, undergraduate enrollment rates have decreased across the board. From spring 2018 to spring 2019 alone, the overall student enrollment rate dipped by 1.7 percent.  Rising tuition costs and the fear of being saddled with significant student loan debt are just a few major reasons for this decrease in college enrollment.…

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What Are the Advantages of Differentiated Instruction?

What Are the Advantages of Differentiated Instruction?

When educators don’t proactively implement instructional strategies that align with their students’ learning styles, those students tend to lose focus on instructional materials. Consequently, when tested, learners in single-strategy educational environments often show poor retention of the subject matter covered. This results in a higher dropout rate, a lower pass rate, and consequently a reduced…

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How Teachers Can Help Students Prepare for the MCAT

How Teachers Can Help Students Prepare for the MCAT

Students who are interested in becoming medical doctors often start by taking the MCAT. The MCAT, or Medical College Admissions Test, is the standardized test used to measure a student’s knowledge and reasoning skills before their admission to a rigorous medical program. For many of your students, it will be the most extensive exam they…

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Key Traits of Effective Health Education Curriculum

Key Traits of Effective Health Education Curriculum

Physically healthy people lead richer, more satisfying lives than their less healthy peers, according to a study by the U.S. government’s Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. That’s why health education is a primary component of any school or university’s general health science program.  A key objective of most health education curricula is to…

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