Academic Programs


NTTC-HP offers the following:


1.  Undergraduate general education course: HPEd 20: Teaching for Learning (3 units in the Social Science           Cluster); taken by undergraduate students from various colleges

2.   Ladder-type post-graduate curriculum in health professions education (HPEd):




Non-Degree Program 

BASIC COURSE IN HEALTH PROFESSION EDUCATION (BCHPEd)


BCHPEd is a non-degree program aiming to equip the learner not only with the appropriate use of the instructional design processes and conduct of instruction but also competencies in organization and management, standard setting in assessing student achievement and clinical teaching evaluation. The BCHPEd contributes to the fulfillment of the NTTC-HP's mission of enhancing instructional, evaluation, research and administrative skills of health professions teachers as they perform various roles as teachers, assessors of achievement, educational leaders and curriculum planners. 


Program outcomes 


The BCHPEd program aims to produce Health Professions Educators with:
1. Effective communication skills in written and oral form 
2. Outstanding professionalism and sense of service to the Filipino people 
3. Cultural competence and ability to collaborate with other health professionals 
4. The ability to develop context-based macro and micro-plans for health professions education
5. Basic teaching skills as applied to their role as any of the following:
    a.Assessor
    b.Clinical Teacher
    c.Curriculum and instructional planner
    d.Administrator
6. The ability to utilize existing evidence


Five Tracks


Teaching and Learning
The Teaching and Learning track shall enable new and veteran teachers to utilize instructional processes and principles in the design and conduct of instruction. This program will also provide health professions teachers a survey of the various curricular trends currently being implemented in different health science schools.

Student Assessment
This track on Student Assessment was developed for the HP whose teachers' tasks focus more on assessing student's achievement in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes, and whose professional responsibilities have centered on testing and licensing. Students in this course will be introduced to the basic principles of evaluation and the methods of assessing the different learning domains.

Clinical Teaching
The Clinical Teaching track is designed for the health professions teachers in the practice setting. It will enable the HP teachers to apply instructional process and principles in the design and conduct of instruction within the unique framework of the clinical setting.

Administration in Health Professions Education
The Administration in the Health Professions Education track aims to equip the HP teachers with the skills needed in fulfilling the various roles of an educational administrator. It will enable them to apply the principles of management and leadership applied to the HPEd setting. 

Curriculum and Instructional Planning
The BCHPEd track on Curriculum and Instructional Planning will enable the health professions teachers to effectively develop, implement and evaluate programs, curricula and instructional materials and resources that are relevant to the needs of their target learners.



Retention and Completion:

  • Students in the program should maintain a general weighted average (GWA) of 2.0 to be retained in the program. This shall be computed after completion of 5 units of course work.
  • Completion of all 10 units of the required courses in their chosen track should be within the maximum residency of one academic year.
  • A final general weighted average of 2.00 or better in major courses and in all courses taken with no grade of 5.00 in any of them





Degree Programs

A. DIPLOMA IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION (DHPEd)


The DHPEd program essentially prepares health professions teachers to be competent instructional designers, curriculum planners and educational administrators. Those who completed the BCHPEd program will have to take additional ten (10) units of core courses and seven (7) units of electives.

Program Outcomes


The DHPEd program aims to produce Health Professions Educator with:
1. Effective communication skills in written and oral form
2. Outstanding professionalism and sense of service to the Filipino people
3. Cultural competence and ability to collaborate with other health professionals
4. The ability to develop context-based macro and micro-plans for health professions education
5. Advance teaching skills with evidence-based application
6. Skills in developing and implementing educational evaluation plans
7. The ability to utilize and analyze existing evidence 8. Effective educational administration skills 

Graduation Requirements 

    • Completion of 10 units in the BCHPEd
    • Completion of additional 17 units of coursework (17 units core courses and 10 units of electives).
    • A general weighted average of 2.00 or better in major courses and in all courses taken with no grade of 5.00 in any of them.
All candidates are expected to complete the DHPEd program within a maximum of 5 years. Candidates who would like to continue to the MHPEd program are expected to complete the DHPEd program in 3 years.

Completion of the DHPEd is a requirement for the MHPEd program.





B. MASTERS IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION (MHPEd)


The program is designed to improve the quality of teaching in the health professions by increasing the educational competence of the teachers. More specifically, the graduates of the MHPEd program should be able to :
    1. Participate actively in the development , implementation and evaluation of educational programs.
    2. Utilize instructional processes and principles in the design and conduct of a course or unit of instruction.
    3. Undertake appropriate procedures in the assessment of student performance.
    4. Participate in multidisciplinary studies and their applications to the improvement of teaching and learning in the health professions.
    5. Apply organizational and management principles on various capacities as a member or administrator of an educational institution.

Program Outcomes


The MHPEd program aims to produce Health Professions Educators with:
1. Effective communication skills in written and oral form
2. Outstanding professionalism and sense of service to the Filipino people
3. Cultural competence and ability to collaborate with other health professionals
4. The ability to develop context-based macro and micro-plans for health professions education
5. Advance teaching skills with evidence-based application
6. Advance skills in developing and implementing educational evaluation plans
7. The ability to utilize and analyze existing evidence in the production of new, relevant, and updated evidence
8. Effective educational leadership abilities and administration skills



Graduation Requirements

    • Completion of 33 units (17 units of core courses and 10 units of electives and 6 units of thesis).
    • A general weighted average of 2.00 or better in major courses and in all courses taken with no grade of 5.00 in any of them.
    • Passing a written comprehensive examination.
    • Submission of 6 bound copies of thesis.
All candidates are expected to complete the MHPEd program, including thesis work, within a maximum of 5 years (inclusive of residency in the DHPEd program).