MSc in Medical Education

Two years $5,000 per academic year

Overview

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.

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree: - Undergraduate Degree: Undergraduate Degree: Undergraduate degree in medical sciences (Medicine, Veterinary Science, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy).
  • 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 – 6.0 in IELTS -74 in TOEFL iBT or 105 in Duolingo.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two recommendation letters are required to be submitted with your application, preferably one of which will be from a university academic.
  • 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.
  • A copy of your CV.
  • A copy of your passport and national ID.

Curriculum

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:

  1. Teaching and Learning
  2. Assessment and Feedback
  3. Curriculum Design
  4. 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.

Introduction and Special Features

The MSc MedEd is a two-year programme that delivers a combination of face-to-face and virtual learning in medical education. The programme comprises 180 credits (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS), which is an equivalent to 90 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). 120 credits are available comprising four modules of 30 credits, each running over a period of 8 weeks. The first two modules worth 60 credits in total will entitle the student to a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education. Applicants may wish to continue onto the linked Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education, which requires an additional 60 credits of study. At the request of the individual diploma holders, further 60 credits will be granted: 20 credits for the 5th Module in research methodologies and methods followed by 40 credits purely through a dissertation (research) in medical education taken over a further one calendar year, part time, to qualify for a MSc degree in Medical Education The planned start date of the second batch of this programme is October 2024.

Skills Development

Throughout 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.

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