The Program aims at preparing health professions educators to build their skills as leaders in educating future health professionals and contribute to the improved scholarship of teaching and learning in health profession education through evidenced-based practice and research.Program Objectives
On successful completion of the MSc LHPE program, students will be able to:
- Apply knowledge and skills in the area of health curriculum design, delivery, evaluation and assessment with sensitivity to the culture, context of practice, and healthcare delivery systems in GCC countries.
- Plan a culture related student learning and faculty development programs in the context of the health professions education environment.
- Develop a vision for teaching and learning in the healthcare setting that is shared by all stakeholders and responds to diverse community needs.
- Apply a leadership role as an effective educator and advocate for improved health profession education delivery.
- Manage change in the health profession education context to deliver evidence-based practice and programs.
- Integrate skills and knowledge gained throughout the program and apply it to an organizational development project.
- Implement scholarship and education research activities in teaching and learning to contribute to the development of evidenced-based health professions education practice.
- Integrate leadership skills with an in-depth understanding of the spectrum of medical education.
These competencies will be pursued through the provision of a flexibly structured program that response to the needs and characteristics of diverse discipline fields and groups with a role in health professions education. Program Structure & Requirements
The program is run in two years
Six modules, organized to build on each other with a common "leadership thread" running through the entire program
Research Project, it is an action research focus on the relative education area related to the participant field. Course Description
Special Admission Requirements
|Planning Education Programs
||To examine curriculum designs that incorporate academic staff, students, and other stakeholder needs. The principles of outcomes-based education will be examined and how this impact on the design of modules, units and lessons. It will also emphasize for meeting diverse student needs and developing a global perspective in planning programs.
|Teaching and Learning Methods
||To examine teaching and learning methods/strategies, which are evidence-based, and which encourage students to take responsibility for their learning, preparing them for lifelong, self-directed learning.
|Supervising Healthcare Professionals
||To explore teaching and supervising in the clinical setting and the stages involved in moving from novice to expert. The module also explores the role of the supervisor/mentor including supervision, 360-degree assessment in real authentic clinical settings, giving constructive feedback and counseling. The module will examine stress in the workplace, job management, and graduate/ student support matters.
|Learner Assessment in Healthcare
||To explore assessment principles, methods and practices and their Compatibility with educational objectives to promote learning. Aspects such as reliability, validity; feasibility; standard setting and examiner training will be explored. Constructing effective tests and assessing competence, using tools such as written tests, clinical performance assessments, and student portfolios will be examined.
|Leadership in Health Professions Education
||To focus on the important understanding of the various leadership and governance styles necessary to support and sustain curriculum reform in the health education setting.
|Research and Evaluation
||To critically appraise research and evaluation literature of health professions' education before formulating research and evaluation questions for a program that they are involved in teaching.
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