MSc in Medical Education
The Master of Science in Medical Education is offered to medical doctors as well as other medical professionals who are involved in educating future health professionals. The duration of the postgraduate diploma phase of the programme is one calendar year for students. The PGDip is worth 120 CATS credits and comprises four modules, each of 30 credits, each running over a period of 8 weeks. Successful completion of the first two modules worth 60 credits, will entitle you to a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education. The applicant may wish to continue onto the linked PGDip in Medical Education, which require an additional 60 credits. Those who successfully complete the PG diploma, may progress to the MSc in Medical Education.
- Undergraduate Degree: Minimum undergraduate average of 60%
- Experience: At least one year of teaching experience as evidence by the applicant’s curriculum vitae.
- English Language Proficiency: Minimum English Language requirement is 50 in PTE – 6 in IELTS -74 in TOEFL iBT or 105 in Duolingo.
- Equalised transcript is required for students who have graduated from international institutions.
- Application Form: Online application form is required.
- Official Transcripts: Provide a copy of your undergraduate transcript with your application.
- Letters of Recommendation: Two recommendation letters are required to be submitted with your application, preferably one of which will be from a university academic.
- A copy of your CV.
- A copy of your passport and national ID.
- One passport size photo.
The programme is designed to provide practical solutions to teaching undergraduates or postgraduates as individuals, in small groups, and larger groups. The programme enhances and develops your knowledge, skills, and confidence in four general areas:
- Teaching and Learning
- Assessment and Feedback
- Curriculum Design
- Management and Leadership
The course will be delivered through formal teaching sessions supported by virtual via Teams/ Zoom sessions. Face-to-face reading and study will complement the teaching sessions. Working in a self-directed manner is essential for the successful completion of the course, particularly regarding linking theory to practice.
Skills DevelopmentThroughout the course, the participants will be exposed to new concepts through lectures, guided discussions, workshops, and directed reading. You will be encouraged to participate in the sessions, and this will be facilitated by the incorporation of real-life examples into the course teaching from your teaching practice. You will be encouraged to reflect on your teaching experience in a safe and supportive environment. You will also be expected to deliver a short teaching session to your peers. The student will develop the following skills in this programme:
- Plan, deliver and evaluate an evidence-based teaching session to a small group of peers.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of formative and summative assessment and their applicability to supporting learners in practice.
- Take responsibility for planning and developing a course curriculum.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of leadership when supporting learners in practice.
- Critically evaluate your own performance in above mentioned areas
- Design a research study defining your research question and choosing appropriate methods and study groups.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the research process and an ability to implement and analyse a project relevant to their area of practice.