Webinar Series: Engaging Students Online in a Clinical Pathophysiology Course


Join Patricia Halpin, PhD and Chair of the Teaching Section of the American Physiological Society, as she discusses how she harnesses technology to engage her physiology students in an online clinical pathophysiology course.

Learn about:   

  • Identify key knowledge and competencies for students in a clinical pathophysiology course.
  • Compare and contrast synchronous and asynchronous teaching modes.
  •  Understand the benefits of clinical cases, real-life applications, and low-stakes quizzing for positive student outcomes.
  • Identify ways that you can vary your teaching to account for students with different academic backgrounds.
  • Understand how to incorporate technology into your teaching by starting small.


Dr. Halpin has used technology to teach since 2000, and has published educational research in the fields of flipped teaching, dramatization, and asynchronous course delivery.

In particular, her experience using online tools to teach third- and fourth-year students in an asynchronous clinical pathophysiology course was sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, when teaching was moved online.

Dr. Halpin will share how a focus on clinical cases, relating students' learning to their career goals, and the incorporation of low-stakes quizzing led to positive student outcomes, with 72.7% of students finding the online learning platform used, Lt, effective in helping them learn their course material.

This webinar is the first in a 4-part webinar series, 2023 New Ways to Learn: Harnessing the Power of Technology. The other webinars in this series are:

  • Expert Perspectives on Technology-enhanced Learning
  • It's Time for Change! How to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect in Your Chemistry Lab
  • The Journey From Pandemic Teaching Into The New Normal

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About the speaker:

Patricia Halpin, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology & Biotechnology, Life Sciences
University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Patricia A. Halpin, PhD is an Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire. She engages students in active learning through dramatizations, songs, debates & role playing. She is the Chair of the Teaching of Physiology Section of the American Physiological Society (APS) and serves on the Advisory Board for the APS Center for Physiology.



E.g., 31 Mar 2023
E.g., 31 Mar 2023


30th March - 30th March 2023, 11:00am to 12:00pm

ET (Eastern Time - North America)