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.