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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017 Fall Academic Catalog

Doctorate of Health Professions Education


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Logan University is offering a Doctorate of Health Professions Education (DHPE) to address the need for effective educators in health care industry.  The program provides the opportunity for health professionals to gain knowledge in academic leadership, education technology, research, statistics, curriculum development, delivery and assessment.  The primary goal of the program is to provide health professionals with a foundation in education principles, theories and best practices; and to provide an opportunity to practice them in a practicum setting.  The secondary goal of the program is to submit work to be published in industry-respected, scholarly, and peer reviewed journals.  With these two goals in mind, publication and practice will replace the traditional dissertation.

 

The DHPE degree consists of 60 semester credit hours. There are practicum and publication components requirements for this degree. Those who should apply:

 

  • Physicians, nurses, nutritionists, therapists, and other health professionals currently practicing in their field of expertise and are interested in becoming an educator or trainer in their field or better understanding education and training. 

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  • Individuals with a master’s degree or above who wish to obtain a doctoral degree in education and increase their knowledge and skills in delivering health care professions education

 

Students will be engaged in an Applied Research Project (ARP) process that includes the Research Publication Seminar course and two structured Applied Research Project courses.  Students will have an active professional role in all phases of the applied research project including project planning and implementation, dissemination of results, assessing the quality of the applied project, and making future recommendations. A primary goal of the ARP is to “give something back” that can be applied to a health professions education-related issue.

General Guidelines for the ARP:
  • The ARP will relate to the discipline of health professions education.
  • The ARP will be completed in collaboration with an academic affairs department on your campus, at an identified practicum site, or with your assigned designee at Logan University.
  • The ARP will have practical application to a health professions area in a higher education setting.
  • The ARP will consist of a needs assessment, evaluation of a program or service, a project development, or assessment of learning outcomes.
  • The ARP will be an individual effort.
  • The ARP will be described in a professional paper.
  • The ARP Publish in a peer reviewed journal, industry respected scholarly journal, or present a presentation or poster at a professional conference
  • Present at Logan University Research Day (in person or via video)

Candidates will participate in two Practicums (I and II) that may be completed online or with a residency. Typically this may be either an online or face-to-face teaching (residency) practicum of a minimum of 2 credit hours (one per term).  If the residency is selected, applicants are responsible for securing a practicum site.  Typically applicants select a site within their own community.  Logan University offers limited opportunities for on-site practicums and the application process for these sites is highly competitive.  Applicants must identify whether they wish to be considered for an on-campus practicum site at the time of their application.

Graduation Requirements
  • Complete all course work as required with a B or higher
  • Maintain a 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Pay all tuition or fees
  • Complete an approved Practical Application Research Project
  • Publish in a peer reviewed journal, industry respected scholarly journal, or present a presentation or poster at a professional conference
  • Present at Logan University Research Day (in person or via video)

 

Doctoral Level Goals

Knowledge
Service
Professionalism

 

  1. Knowledge

Students will demonstrate content and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their field by:

  • Providing an environment conducive to student learning and professional development
  • Building a foundation for the art of education to be practiced
  • Encouraging students and professional peers to expand their breadth of educational knowledge.
  • Applying skills in curriculum development, design and delivery, as well as assessment in the educational setting. 
  • Demonstrating and academic leadership in establishing new concepts in education technology use
  • Building a foundation in education principles, theories and best practices; and to provide an opportunity to practice them in a practicum setting
  • Generating new ideas, products and ways of viewing leadership
  • Communicating effectively in written and oral expression

 

  1. Service

Students will demonstrate willingness to use their skills to benefit and serve society by:

  • Improving evidence based practices in health professions education and in the practitioner’s chosen field through an increase in scholarly research
  • Promoting the need for dually educated health professionals in the area of practice and teaching through faculty and student peer reviewed published research

 

  1. Professionalism

Students will demonstrate life-long learning through the continuous enhancement of their professional knowledge and skills by:

  • Demonstrating and upholding legal and ethical practices
  • Promoting and managing change effectively
  • Constructing a leadership philosophy
  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrating self-reflection

Year One Core Courses


Year Two Core Courses


Sixth Trimester


Total Program Credit Hours Requirements


Total credit requirement 60: Year One - 29 Credit hours, Year Two - 26 Credit hours, Year Three - 5 Credit hours

Time to Degree Completion


  1. Students may start coursework at three different times per year (January, May, or September).
  2. Students must finish coursework within seven calendar years from the date of initial enrollment. Any student wishing to extend the seven-year completion requirement must secure the approval of the Dean of the College of Health Sciences.

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