Program Information

Program information


 This is a two and a half year sandwich program with both distance learning and face-to-face components.

 Aims of the program

 By the end of the program, graduates should be able to:


  • Design and conduct original research studies using strong theoretical background

  • Apply modern theories of adult learning to develop curricula/ courses

  • Apply principles of optimal curricular management to course development

  • Design and use modern and classical instructional methodologies to help learners solve academic problems

  • Use principles of sound assessment in developing an assessment system which is fair, transparent, feasible, valid and reliable

  • Initiate and manage academic innovation

  • Work as academic team leaders

  • Behave professionally at all times

  • Conduct scholarly activities for self and institutional development

Target Audience:

 This program is meant for all those medical and dental professionals who:


  • Want to make a full time career in medical education

  • Are deans, heads of departments/ wards and interested in improving the quality of education in their spheres of influence

  • Are mid career professionals interested in improving the existing academic environment

  • Are interested in knowing about the field and science of health professions education


Program structure

     The program is designed to be beneficial for clinicians and non-clinicians alike. It requires the participants to study for about 2 hours a day. The bulk of learning will be through distance education, where learning material will be sent by email. There will be two contact periods per year, each of which will be of maximum two weeks.


Instructional strategies

 During the contact periods, there will be different types of sessions; some lectures, group discussions, self study periods and projects. Time will also be spent on formative and summative assessments.


Course content:


1.Basic course in Education Research

 2. Advanced course in Education Research

 3. Adult Learning

 4. Teaching and Learning

 5. Assessment: Current principles and practices

 6. Curriculum Design and Management

 7. Program Evaluation

 8. Educational Leadership

 9. Electives

 10. Research work (Master’s thesis/ article)