Qualifying a cadre of trained faculty members from Egyptian Health Professions Education Institutions to contribute to the advancement of medical education in Egypt and to cope with the era of academic accreditation by the end of 2020.
Preparation and execution of a distance learning Health Professions Education Program, targeting potential leaders in medical education in Egypt to promote their administrative and technical skills and prepare them to better perform their roles as medical educators.
The program focuses on the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitude relevant for a career in the field of medical education. Graduates will be able to:
- Critically evaluate the theoretical and empirical literature, as it relates to education for the health professions in particular.
- Plan, design, and implement a relevant course for health professionals based on rational principles of learning and instruction.
- Present scientific materials for educational purposes in an ideal manner.
- Design, plan and implement adequate program evaluation and students assessment strategies.
- Provide scientifically based advice and assistance to teachers, curriculum committees or management of a health professions education institution.
- Follow principles of scientific and critical thinking
The Diploma of Health Professions Education consists of 7 units
Unit 1 (Leadership and Management in Health Professions Education): This Unit enables the fellows to master the principles of health management in addition to the different leadership competencies.
Unit 2 (Learning Environment and Curriculum Development in Health Professions Education):
In this Unit, the focus will be on designing a curriculum, understanding the process of students’ learning, learning theories, learning styles, educational psychology and the learning environments.
Unit 3 (New Trends in Medical Education): In this Unit, trends of curriculum development, curriculum models, curriculum mapping, curriculum designs and educational strategies are learned in the context of different innovative approaches in medical education.
Unit 4 (Measuring Health Professions Competencies): In this Unit, different methods of assessing knowledge, skills, and attitude will be learned.
Unit 5 (Towards Quality and Accreditation in Health Professions): This Unit aims at enforcing the concept of quality in performance. It addresses quality in higher education in general as well as accreditation of health professions education institutions in special.
Unit 6 (Scientific Thinking and Presentation Skills): In this Unit, the focus will be on understanding the process of scientific thinking, its methods and principles in addition to the different presentation skills necessary to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively.
Unit 7 (Program Evaluation): Program evaluation is essential for the management of any program, whether for profit or for non-profit. Evaluation can help managers and subordinates understand the operability of their organization and trace the connecting lines between the goals, means, and ends. This helps make the appropriate decisions whether it is extension, development, modification or change.
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