Course Tour: Pathophysiology

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I always think it's fun to get a peek at the inner working of other peoples' courses. I got a question recently about how to incorporate student choice into courses, so I thought I'd record a short course tour with an focus on how I have centered student choice. This is an incomplete tour - for example, I totally forgot to mention more about the project so I'll elaborate after the video. If you'd like more detail on any of these topics, just let me know! I'd be more than happy to discuss this pretty much forever :). 

To provide some context for anyone who doesn't know me, this is a 3-credit graduate-level pathophysiology course taught exclusively online (no lab component). 

Course Tour Extra Notes

  • Optional Extras: I didn't go over the "Optional Extras" pages included in each week. I put extra resources on these pages - videos, podcasts, journal articles, etc. I also have a section on each page for student-generated optional extras. Both students and faculty can edit these pages at any time to add resources. 
  • PeerWise: If you'd like to learn more about PeerWise, see my post here
  • Pathophysiology Projects: Students select a disease or condition that they'd like to learn more about for personal or professional reasons. Over the trimester, they work on specific pieces of the projects, submitting them for peer review. They can present their projects in written form, using videos, audio, or any combination thereof. I assess the final versions, which are submitted at the end of the trimester. Contact me for details if you want to get into the nitty gritty :). 
  • OneNote: The Pathophysiology Projects are hosted in a shared OneNote notebook. I also put all of the course content in this notebook. At the end of the trimester, students can copy the entire notebook for their own files. This allows them to access the course content and all of the completed projects at any point after the trimester ends. Again, if you want more info on this just let me know! 

Hi there. I'm Camille. I'm an associate professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I teach physiology and pathophysiology. I'm also a licensed nutritionist, specializing in fertility and reproductive health. (I'm not taking any new clients!) Lastly but not leastly, I'm a mom, a gardener and a really horrible housekeeper.

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