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Master of Science in Leadership in Health Profession Education

College of Medicine
Study System
Total Credit Hours
33 Cr.Hrs
2-4 Years
Sharjah Main Campus
Study Mode
Full Time and Part Time

Master in Leadership on Health Professions Education

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. The Program is delivered jointly between university of Sharjah and University of East Anglia (United Kingdom). 

Aim of the Program
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
Program Outcomes

On successful completion of the MSc LHPE program, students will be able to:
  1. 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.
  2. Plan a culture related student learning and faculty development programs in the context of the health professions education environment.
  3. Develop a vision for teaching and learning in the healthcare setting that is shared by all stakeholders and responds to diverse community needs.
  4. Apply a leadership role as an effective educator and advocate for improved health profession education delivery.
  5. Manage change in the health profession education context to deliver evidence-based practice and programs.
  6. Integrate skills and knowledge gained throughout the program and apply it to an organizational development project.
  7. Implement scholarship and education research activities in teaching and learning to contribute to the development of evidenced-based health professions education practice.
  8.  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 Curriculum

The program is run in two years

Year 1
Six modules, organized to build on each other with a common "leadership thread" running through the entire program

Year 2
Research Project, it is an action research focus on the relative education area related to the participant field. 

Course Description
Module Name Module aim
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.

Special Admission Requirements
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Our Faculty:
Dr. Mohamed Hassan Taha
PhD (The Master Program Coordinator)

​Prof. Kenda Crozier
Professor of Midwifery Director for International Partnerships

​​Prof. Esam Agamy
Professor of Biology           
Dean, Quality Assurance Institutional
Effectiveness & Accreditation

Dr. Kelly Walker             
Associate Professor in Physiotherapy, 
School of Health Sciences
University of East Anglia
Prof. Salman Yousuf Guraya
Professor of Surgery and Vice Dean College of Medicine

Dr. Mohamed ElHassan Abdalla
International Adjunct Faculty

Prof. Susanne Lindqvist
PhD, SFHEA, MSc, QTS, BSc, EMCC EQA Practitioner Level Coach  
Professor of Interprofessional Practice,
Director of the Centre for Interprofessional Practice 
​Dr Emad Nosair 
M.Sc. Health Professions Education (RCSI)             
Assistant Professor of Anatomy
University of Sharjah

​Dr Mohamed Eladl 
Assistant Professor and Foundation Year Coordinator
University of Sharjah

​Prof. Nicola Spalding
EdDMA, BSc Hons, DipCOT
Professor of Occupational Therapy
Non-Executive Director, James Paget University Hospital            
School of Health Sciences

​Dr Cesar Orsini
University of East Anglia
Dr. Veena Raigangar
Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy,
College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah

​​Dr.Sarra Ibrahim Saeed Shorbagi
Lecturer in the Family & Community Medicine and
Behavioral Sciences Department

Dr. ​Emma Parker-Jaggard 
Senior Lecturer            
Course Director - Diploma Paramedic Science
Programme School of Health Sciences.UEA

​​Dr.Wiam ELShami
Assistant Professor, Medical Diagnostic Imaging            
Ph.D. Medical Imaging, 
M.Sc. Leadership in Health Professions Education

Prof. Sausan Al Kawas
Department of Oral & Craniofacial Health Sciences

Dr. Maha Mohamed Saber
Associate Professor Clinical Sciences Department

Dr. Ghada Siddig Abdin Mohammed 
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology & Clinical Education
​Dr Mohamed Yahya El-Kishawi
Assistant Professor, Endodontics              
DDS, BScDent, PhD

Dr.  Khaled Khalaf
Associate Prof. and Consultant in
Orthodontics University of Sharjah 

Target Audience:
Healthcare Professionals (HCP), Physicians, Nurses, other allied health professionals