What Are the Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum?

What Are the Characteristics of an 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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What is Medical Terminology?

What is Medical Terminology?

Have you ever traveled to a foreign country where nobody spoke your language? Think for a moment about how that felt. At first, you probably felt adrift, out of your depth, like you couldn’t understand anything around you. You couldn’t communicate because of the language barrier. People see fields like medicine, computer science, and coding…

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Athletic Trainers Provide Value

Athletic Trainers Provide Value

If you have an interest in sports and enjoy helping people to feel and perform their best, you might thrive in a career as an athletic trainer. Athletic Training 101: What Is an Athletic Trainer? Athletic trainers are skilled healthcare professionals who provide preventative care and treatment, primarily but not exclusively to athletes. Athletic trainers…

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6 Tips for Teaching Medical Terminology

6 Tips for Teaching Medical Terminology

Medical terminology courses introduce students to the language of science and medicine, covering topics like anatomy, physiology, pathology, diseases, diagnosis, and much more. But the way students prefer to learn this information continues to change as technology evolves. Today, students expect more from their classroom experience — whether online or in person — and the…

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Choosing the Right Medical Terminology Online Course Materials

Choosing the Right Medical Terminology Online Course Materials

To compete with early-adopting institutions and increase student enrollment numbers, many institutions are refining their online learning offerings. Online courses can save money, increase enrollment, and even optimize FTE/SCH — but not all online courses are created equal. Before you add medical terminology online courses to your department homepage, make sure you’re using a vendor…

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7 Essential Elements of Digital Health Science Education

7 Essential Elements of Digital Health Science Education

The results are in: Digital learning is good for both students and learning institutions. A 2018 study of community colleges and universities found that digital learning contributed to higher retention and graduation rates, while also lowering institutional costs $12-$60 per credit hour. In previous posts, we’ve further explored the benefits of digital learning in detail.…

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How Digital Learning Enhances Health Science Education

How Digital Learning Enhances Health Science Education

For the first 2,000 years (give or take) of health science education, students learned about the four Hippocratic humors: black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood. It wasn’t until the 16th century that this theory saw a serious challenge, and it persisted until the 1800s. It’s been fewer than 200 years since the four humors…

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