Dr. Patricia A. Halpin
Talk by Dr.Patricia A. Halpin
Patricia A. Halpin is a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Connecticut and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Dartmouth Medical School. She is currently working as Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, University of New Hampshire at Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. She also holds the prestigious position of Teaching Section Chair in the American Physiological Society. She teaches undergraduate courses in pathophysiology, animal physiology, endocrinology and ethical issues in biology. She uses innovative active learning activities such as dramatizations, songs, skits and debates to engage students while enhancing their learning. She often uses Flipped Teaching method which allows more time for in-class activities which raises students’ confidence level in the subject and enjoyment and uses videos with discussions and team-based learning to asynchronous courses creating a learning community and lessens students feeling of isolation. She firmly believes that embedding etiquette skills into courses enhances students’ profiles and prepares them to be successful professionals.