Master of Science (Medical Education) – MED

by | Mar 27, 2019

The course aims to contribute to the establishment of a pool of medical educationists who will be advising medical professionals and evaluating medical and allied health programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as increasing candidates’ knowledge, skills and attitudes regarding medical education so as to increase their effectiveness as teachers or trainers in their respective institutions.


It is also hoped that this programme will prepare potential candidates to carry out further responsibilities as academicians and do research, publish articles, as well as undertake academic administration and management.

The course consists of 4 semesters. In the first 2 semesters, candidates will be full-time students undergoing coursework. A research project will be carried out in the third and fourth semesters in the candidate’s individual home institutions.

Programme Structure

Semester I (10 units)

Core Subjects

  • Introduction to Medical and Health Profession Education
  • Principles of Teaching and Learning in Medicine
  • Student Assessment in Medical Schools
  • Programme Evaluation and Planned Change Elective Subjects
  • Curriculum Planning and Development in Medical Schools
  • Trends in Educational Approaches for Medical and Health Sciences

Semester II (10 units)

  • Organisation and Management
  • Educational Research Methods and Design in Medicaland Health Sciences
  • Development of Professional Skills in Medicine (Leadership and Faculty Development)
  • Learning Environments and Microteaching Skills in Medical Education

Elective Subjects

  • Educational Psychology
  • Mentoring and Student Counselling
  • Introduction to Bioethics, Communication Skills, Medical Law

Semester III & IV (20 units)
Research Project

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