Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions

Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions
Release Date: October 27, 2020

Expiration Date: October 27, 2024

Review Dates: October 27, 2020, May 10, 2023

Estimated time to complete activity: 6 hours

Target Audience

Teachers for health professions students. Examples include faculty and staff at medical schools (both osteopathic and allopathic), nurse-practitioner schools, physician assistant schools, and nursing schools. Content would likely be best suited for beginner/early career teachers, but could also be useful to intermediate and advanced teachers.


This activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association (IPMA) and Osmosis. The IPMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designations

The Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association (IPMA) designates this enduring activity for a maximum 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Sean Tackett, MD, MPH

Planner, Faculty

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Amin Azzam, MD, MA

Planner, Faculty

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Catherine Johnson


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Heidi Ness


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Cheri Olson, MD

Content Review

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Your Instructor

Sean Tackett, MD, MPH
Sean Tackett, MD, MPH

Sean is a General Internist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Research Director for Osmosis. His career aspiration is to contribute to improvements in the quality of health professions education internationally, and he’s hoping that this course will make a difference by helping you better understand how teaching and learning occur.

Sean currently teaches curriculum development to Johns Hopkins faculty, has authored online modules on curriculum development and learning theories for Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and has taught educational skills to faculty from China, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Syria, and Brazil. He also practices hospital medicine and teaches medical students and residents on the medical wards.

Traveling and eating are his favorite pastimes, and he is looking forward to the end of the pandemic and visiting family in Pittsburgh and Ahmedabad with his wife and two boys.

Course Curriculum

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