Health Professions Education

The School of Medicine with the support of colleagues in the Schools of Allied Health, Education and Department of Nursing & Midwifery have developed a Masters in Health Professions Education which is designed to meet the educator training needs of busy health professionals both locally and internationally. The programme will be offered in two formats to meet the needs of busy healthcare professionals.

Students may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in HPE qualification having successfully completed 60 ECTs.

Students will exit with a masters (MSc) in HPE qualification having successfully completed all modules (I.e. 90 ECTs).

In the case of Blended learning face to face sessions (6 over the two year period) will run at weekends in the Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a second class honours primary degree (2.2) (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or a postgraduate degree (Level 9 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement, in a subject related to the health professions, education or management Evidence of a minimum of 2 years clinical professional experience in the health professions, education or management.

Subjects taught

Students may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in HPE qualification having successfully completed 60 ECTs.

Students will exit with a masters (MSc) in HPE qualification having successfully completed all modules (I.e. 90 ECTs).

In the case of Blended learning face to face sessions (6 over the two year period) will run at weekends in the Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick.

Year 1

Autumn Semester
• Learning & Teaching in Health Professions Education

Spring Semester
• Education Support
• Assessment in Health Professions Education

Summer Semester
• Curriculum Development and Design
• Leadership in Health Professions Education

Year 2
Autumn Semester
• Research in Health Professions Education

Spring Semester
• Research Paper/Dissertation I

Summer Semester
• Research Paper/Dissertation II

Key Fact
Option of blended and online/distance learning. Research led, practice based, interprofessional teaching. Regular feedback and tutor interaction. Innovative collaborative learning experiences with the aim of promoting a stimulating Learning environment as outlined in the University of Limerick "Engaged Learning" strategy

Duration

2 years Full Time

Blended Learning - course code MSHPEDTPA (Face to Face and Online/Distance) - targeting those students who favour the social and collaborative nature of face to face learning.

Online/Distance Learning - course code MSHPEDTDA – targeting those individuals who, for whatever reason, cannot present physically on campus. It is also anticipated that this option will provide the platform for targeting international students and alumni.

Fees

EU fees for 2018/19 are €5,036

Non EU fees for 2018/19 are €12,036

The first instalment (50%) must be paid by 7th September 2018 with the outstanding balance paid by 18th January 2019

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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