Courses and qualifications

Want to take your knowledge and skills in health sciences education to the next level? Not satisfied with what you get from attending workshops and congresses? You may want to consider doing a short course or taking a qualification in health sciences education or higher education.

Click on the links below to access information on courses and qualifications in health sciences education and higher education:

   Higher Education

HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION


South Africa

UFS: Magister in Health Professions Education

The University of the Free State offers a Master's programme in Health Profesions Education. Two options are available: course work (120 credits) plus a script (120 credits) OR dissertation (240 credits) .

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UFS: Ph.D. (Health Professions Education)

To be admitted to this programme at the University of the Free State, To be admitted to the programme candidates must be in possession of:

  • A master's degree in Health Professions Education, or
  • A master's degree in a health sciences profession, or equivalent qualification, plus an educational qualification, or
  • A master's degree in any health sciences discipline plus an educational qualification, or a similar master's degree plus an educational qualification, or
  • A doctorate degree

Candidates must be in a post as health sciences educator/ researcher, work in a health care or health sciences education institution, or as a health care/ health education official, or have at least one year's experience in health sciences education and training. Prior learning and experience will be evaluated if a candidate is in possession of a master's degree or equivalent, but does not possess a master's in Health Professions Education (a), or educational qualification, with the possibility of extended course work.

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Elsewhere

Essential Skills in Medical Education (ESME)

Launched in August 2005, the ESME Programme has as its aims:

  • Identification of an essential set of competencies in teaching that all doctors should possess;
  • Delivery or accreditation of courses which address these competencies; and
  • Recognition of achievement of the minimum required competencies with the awarding of an ESME Certificate in Medical Education.

The ESME Programme is accredited by by the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).

ESME Courses are typically, but not exclusively, delivered at major medical education meetings. Information on future courses is available from AMEE: tel: +44 (0)1382 631953; fax: +44 (0)1382 631987; amee@dundee.ac.uk

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FAIMER Institute

The FAIMER® Institute is a two-year fellowship program designed for international medical school faculty who have the potential to play a key role in improving medical education at their schools. The first year consists of two residential sessions in the United States, and an intersession curriculum innovation project at the participant's home institution. The second year, completed from the Fellow's home country, involves mentoring an entering Fellow and also active engagement in the Institute internet discussion group. The program is uniquely designed to teach education methods and leadership skills, as well as to develop strong professional bonds with other medical educators around the world.

The FAIMER Institute is sponsored by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), which is a nonprofit foundation of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®), in collaboration with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyŚRobert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Twelve selected participants will travel to the Philadelphia area for a 25-day session the first year, return to their home institutions to complete an intersession project, and then travel back to the U.S. for a 10-day session the following year. Additionally, Fellows will interact with the previous class, and with the class succeeding them, during the residential sessions.

Applications for the 2006 Institute close on 1 January 2006.

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University of Maastricht: Master of Health Professions Education

Click here for more information on this programme on offer by the University of Maastricht..

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University of Illinois (Chicago): Master of Health Professions Education

Get more information on this programme here.

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University of Dundee: Certificate, Diploma, Master in Medical Education

Get more information on these programmes on offer from the University of Dundee here.

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Cardiff University: Postgraduate diploma / MSc in Medical Education

Click here for more information on these programmes on offer at Cardiff Univeristy.

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HIGHER EDUCATION


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South Africa

Stellenbosch: Short course on assessment

Watch this space for more information on the short course on assessment offered by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Stellenbosch University.

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UCT: Courses on learning and teaching in the higher education context

The Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) at UCT offers a variety of courses on learning and teaching in the higher education context.

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UCT: Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education Studies

Click here for more information on the Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education Studies offered by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) at UCT.

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Stellenbosch: MPhil in Higher Education

The Centre for Higher and Adult Education at Stellenbosch University offers an MPhil in Higher Education.

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