PHYSIOL 615 - Tech Phys Instructn
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Physiology (PHYSIOL)
Department: MED Molecular and Integrative Physiology
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2 (Non-LSA credit).
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/30/21 - 12/10/21 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Since teaching and effective presentations of research are vital components of a career in Physiology, all students are given instruction in methods of teaching. Graduate students run weekly conference sections for an undergraduate physiology course (PHYSIOL 201) by answering questions, explaining challenging concepts and developing and reviewing practice exams.

All MIP students are required to participate as a teaching assistant for one term. Since teaching and effective presentations of research are vital components of a career in biomedical science, all students are given instruction in methods of teaching. Collectively, this instruction and the teaching experience constitute PHYSIOL 615, Techniques in Physiological Instruction. Graduate students run weekly conference sections for an undergraduate physiology course (PHYSIOL 201); this involves explaining challenging concepts, answering questions, and developing and reviewing practice exams. Currently, Beth Rust, an MIP faculty member, serves as Teaching Coordinator. Students receive evaluation and feedback from Dr. Rust as well as an additional MIP faculty member and upper level MIP students. Teaching assistants are also evaluated by the undergraduate students within their section. Students are expected to attend lectures, prepare material to present in review sessions, and participate in exams. The teaching requirement must be fulfilled prior to completion of the degree. To receive credit for teaching, students must enroll in PHYSIOL 615 (2 credits), typically during the fall term of the second year.

Some students wish to gain additional teaching experiences beyond that which is required. MIP faculty are highly supportive of providing additional teaching opportunities and working with students on an individual basis to identify, coach and critique such experiences. Additional teaching opportunities have included leading small group discussions to medical students, teaching several lectures or entire sections in various courses, being a teaching assistant in courses in MIP or other departments, teaching entire courses at the University of Michigan or other local institutions such as Washtenaw Community College. Students wishing to obtain such opportunities should speak to their mentors and faculty who direct courses.


PHYSIOL 615 - Tech Phys Instructn
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001 (REC)
 In Person
8/30/21 - 12/10/21

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