Course Description

This course focuses on selecting and developing teaching strategies to facilitate student learning in health professions education contexts. Principles of adult learning provide the basis for developing and utilizing effective methods for different student learning styles and instruction modalities.

This graduate course is 6 weeks.

This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.

Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

Course Objectives

  • Identify characteristics of adult learners.
  • Examine the motivation of adults in the learning environment.
  • Identify needs of adults for effective learning.
  • Analyze the adult learning process and experience.
  • Explore the implications of learning in the digital age.
  • Explore cognitive development in adulthood.
  • Analyze the role of an educator in an adult education environment.
  • Analyze key skills and characteristics of effective adult educators.
  • Describe the most common challenges for an educator in an adult education or training environment.
  • Analyze the impact of learning styles on adult learning.
  • Determine effective learning strategies.
  • Compare various instructional models.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various instructional methods.
  • Week 5
  • Determine effective teaching strategies.
  • Identify appropriate uses of various instructional materials.
  • Week 6
  • Design effective instructional materials.
  • Identify appropriate uses of technology in adult education.


This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.


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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

If you have a question please contact us at 866-345-1800.


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Instructor Led
T, M
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Nov 17, 2020 to Jan 11, 2021
Online Campus
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Graduate Tuition credit (3 units) $2,094.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $195.00 Mandatory
3 Credit Hours
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