University of North Texas Health Science Center’s (UNTHSC) Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)–the Higher Order Thinking (HOT) program—is designed to improve students’ higher order thinking skills across the health sciences curricula through faculty development in curricular delivery methods and course redesign.
The goals and outcomes for UNTHSC’s QEP are as follows:
Goal 1: Improve and evaluate students’ higher order thinking skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:
In their role as developing health professionals and researchers with regard to addressing medical and health problems or issues, students will:
- Apply knowledge and skills toward critically assessing data
- Critically analyze data and other forms of information
- Effectively evaluate data and other forms of information
Goal 2: Improve and evaluate faculty knowledge and skills in implementing instructional strategies that develop students’ higher order thinking skills.
Faculty Outcomes: In their roles as instructors:
- Faculty will design and use curriculum and curricular materials employing instructional strategies that improve students’ higher order thinking skills
- Faculty will design and use assessment tools that measure students’ higher order thinking skills and learning.
Using the concepts of Bloom’s taxonomy, faculty in the following 10 selected courses across the four schools will introduce changes in curriculum, teaching strategies, and assessment methods designed to improve students’ higher order thinking skills. Faculty teaching the selected courses will participate in a series of faculty development activities.
|Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine||Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences||School of Public Health||School of Health Professions|
|MEDE 7410: OMM 1
MEDE 7314: OMM 2
MEDE 7421: OMM 3
MEDE 7320: OMM 4
|BMSC 5304: Integrative Biomedical Sciences 4 – Physiology||HMAP 5300: Introduction to Health Management and Policy
HMAP 5328: Human Resources Management
HMAP 5324: Strategic Management and Marketing
|MPAS 5421: Supervised Practice 1
MPAS: 5242: Supervised Practice 2
An institutional assessment plan will evaluate the accomplishment of each of the goals and outcomes to determine the impact of the QEP on student learning as part of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) reaccreditation requirements. UNTHSC’s QEP is a HOT plan!