Master of Education in Health Sciences Education Program
[MEd in HSE]
[ PROGRAM GOAL ] The Master of Education in Health Sciences Education (MEd in HSE) program extends the knowledge and skills of health sciences educators in the areas of educational pedagogy, educational research, and interprofessional leadership within the collaborative context of communities of practice of professional educators.
[ PROGRAM SUMMARY ] This part-time program is taken through blended delivery format consisting of a small number of face-to-face classes and online sessions. A unique feature is the interprofessional communities of practice/learners, facilitating regular opportunities for engagement, practice and critical reflection. The MEd in HSE program was developed to address the need and desire of health professionals and clinical faculty to enhance their teaching, leadership, and educational research skills. The program was developed as a collaboration between the Faculty of Education and the health science faculties. Additional curricular and program features include: • Clinically relevant educational content; • Exposure to new technologies used in teaching, research and practice (eg. simulations, digital media in health care, blended learning environments); • Instructors and supervisors from the Faculty of Education and health sciences faculties. Year One Fall Term Fall/Winter Term Winter Term Spring
Delivery Blended Blended Blended University of Alberta Campus
Courses EDPY 597 Philosophy of Teaching EDPY 501 Introduction to Methods of Educational Research EDPY 597 Learning and Teaching at the Adult Level EDPY 597 Curriculum Studies in the Health Sciences
Credits 3 3 3 3
Year Two Fall Term Fall/Winter Term Winter Term
Delivery Blended Blended Blended
Credits 3 3 3
University of Alberta Campus
Courses EDPY 597 Applied Educational Research Methods EDPY 597 Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum EDPY 597 Assessment and Evaluation in the Health Sciences’ Classroom and Clinical Setting I EDPY 597 Assessment and Evaluation in the Health Sciences’ Classroom and Clinical Setting II
Plus EDPY 900 Research/Capping Project (3 credits) and 2 electives (3 credits each) for course-based students or EDPY 903 Directed Research Project (*9) thesis-based students.