Health Sciences Education

For admission inquiries, please contact the program administrator.

Program Description

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. 

This is a part-time program designed for health professionals or health professional educators who are working full-time. Each program course is delivered through a blended format comprised of synchronous/asynchronous sessions and 1-2 face to face classes. Only one course is delivered completely face to face.

International students may apply, but due to the part-time nature and blended delivery format for this program, students are not eligible for Canadian residency if accepted into the program.

Program Summary

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 collaboratively between the Faculty of Education and the health science faculties. 

Additional curricular and program features include:

  • Interprofessional communities of practice/learners, facilitating regular opportunities for engagement, practice and critical reflection. Instructors and learners come from different professional backgrounds, contexts and perspectives and course subject matter will be interprofessional in nature;
  • Clinically and professionally relevant educational content; 
  • Exposure to new technologies used in teaching, research and practice (eg. simulations, digital media in health care, blended learning environments); 
  • Practical considerations of the learning needs of health providers/educators to continue full-time employment while studying;
  • Instructors and supervisors from the Faculty of Education and health sciences faculties.