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Strategies for Developing a Quality Course: Teaching Methodologies/Faculty Development


Cynthia C. Gadbury-Amyot, MSDH, EdD

Credit Hours:

1 Hour(s)


This course will introduce participants to the latest strategies for course design, with a focus on integration with curriculum and program competencies. Participants will explore instructional design principles that foster a learner-center...

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This course will introduce participants to the latest strategies for course design, with a focus on integration with curriculum and program competencies. Participants will explore instructional design principles that foster a learner-centered teaching and learning environment. A 360-degree approach to course design will be examined, showing the linkages between learning goals, teaching and learning activities, assessment, feedback and subsequent revision for continuous course improvement.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Educators, Dental Hygiene Educators, Dental Assistant Educators

  • Date Course Online:

    Nov 20, 2012

  • Last Revision Date:

    Apr 13, 2023

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Apr 12, 2026

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Implement course design strategies that ensure an integrated relationship between the course, program competencies and curriculum as a whole.
  • Develop a course syllabus that delineates a clear alignment between course objectives, teaching and learning strategies, assessment measures and outcomes.
  • Use the backward design approach to course development where outcomes are determined first and the course is designed by progressing backward from assessment strategies aimed at assessing actual skills needed to achieve course outcomes, to development of course assignments and teaching strategies centered on skill building.
  • Write learner-centered, performance-based objectives that support active learning and critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Become conversant in accreditation standards and guidelines in order to be able to articulate the relationship between your course and accreditation requirements.
  • Develop the kind of course that provides students with the skills and knowledge that leave a lasting impression as they work toward their educational goals.


  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.
Cynthia C. Gadbury-Amyot

Cynthia C. Gadbury-Amyot


Dr. Amyot is Professor Emeriti, University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), School of Dentistry. She taught for over 30 years at UMKC, serving two years as Interim Vice Provost of Online Education, and her last position as Associate Dean of ...

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Submission Information

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Submission For credit transfers to appear in your AGD account in real time, make sure to add your AGD membership number in the field provided on the “Share Your Test Score” page.

CE Broker For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.



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Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.

8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

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AADH Approved Program Provider

Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.