Health Professions Education
(PG Cert / PG Dip / Master)

Health Professions Education

(Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / Master)

The healthcare industry is an essential cog in the wheels of the nation, fostering the general health of the population, and in the prevention and treatment of disease. Hence, it is important to employ the best teaching methodologies and educational strategies to train the trainers, who in turn, shape and mould competent healthcare professionals of the highest standards.

The IMU Postgraduate Programmes in Health Professions Education is a multi-exit programme that comprises of three levels; Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Master. These programmes are designed especially for health professionals who work or interested in education.

The programme is comprehensive. Students develop an in-depth understanding of educational principles related to curriculum, instruction, competence assessment, programme evaluation, quality assessment, primary care education, clinical decision making and health-related humanities, professionalism and ethics, as well as management and leadership skills in the field.

At the Master level, facilitator will guide the students as the students take the next step to become an educational researcher or innovator.



Postgraduate Certificate in Health Professions Education or Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education or
Master in Health Professions Education



Total Duration

Full time
Postgraduate Certificate: 6 month – 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma: 1 – 3 years
Master: 2 – 4 years

Part time
Postgraduate Certificate: 1 year- 4 years
Postgraduate Diploma: 1½ – 5 years
Master: 3 – 6 years

Tuition Fees

All IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate studies and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 25% bursary.


Applicants are required to have obtained:


  1. A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50; or
  2. A Bachelor’s Degree not meeting CGPA 2.50 must have at least 5 years of working experience; or
  3. Other equivalent qualifications that are recognised in Malaysia



  1. A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50; or
  2. A Bachelor’s Degree not meeting CGPA 2.50 must have at least 5 years of working experience
  3. Pass PG Certificate in Health Professions Education; or
  4. Pass the PG Certificate in Medical Education
  5. Other equivalent qualifications that are recognised in Malaysia



  1. A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50; or
  2. A Bachelor’s Degree not meeting CGPA 2.50 must have at least 5 years of working experience; or
  3. Other equivalent qualifications that are recognised in Malaysia
For Malaysian Students
Not applicable
For International Students

  1. IELTS : Band score 5.0; or
  2. TOEFL (PBT) : Overall score of 410-413; or
  3. TOEFL (iBT) : Overall score of 34; or
  4. Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) : Overall score of 160; or
  5. Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) : Overall score of 180; or
  6. Pearson Test of English (PTE) : Overall score of 36;

The following categories of students are exempted from the above requirements:

  1. International students from countries in which English is the first language.
  2. International students who graduated from any Malaysian or other institutions where the curriculum is delivered in English.


Malaysian Student (RM) International Student (RM)
Application Fees 150 500
Registration Fee 1,100 3,400
Refundable Caution Deposit 2,000 2,000
Student Association Fee per Semester 40 40
  • All IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate studies and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 25% bursary.
  • Application fee is payable upon submission of application.
  • Registration fee and refundable caution deposit is payable upon acceptance of the offer letter issued by the IMU Admissions Office.
  • Students must adhere to the “Policy on Payment of Fees“.
  • For information on Student Visa Application fee, please check the “Visas & Immigration



Programme Fees*
Fees After Bursary#
Postgraduate Certificate 18,000 14,000
Postgraduate Diploma 28,800 22,400
Master 37,800 29,400

* Subject to number of credits registered per semester
# Bursary is available for 2020 intake only


ُTUITION FEE PER MODULE Fees* Fees After Bursary*
Postgraduate Certificate 23,700 18,500
Postgraduate Diploma 37,920 29,600
Master 49,770 38,850

* Subject to number of credits registered per semester.
# Bursary is available for 2020 intake only.


Vishna Devi Nadarajah

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BSc (Hons) (Mal), MHPE (Maastricht), PhD (Cambridge)

Prof Vishna is the Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) at IMU and also the Director of IMU Centre for Education (ICE). She graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Malaya (1994) and obtained her PhD at the University of Cambridge in the field of microbial biochemistry (2000). Her career pathway takes a major turn after she pursue her study and graduated with Masters in Health Professionals Education from Maastricht University in 2014.

She has published and presented research papers in both biomedical sciences and medical education, supervises research students and reviews for indexed and international journals. She is currently on the international editorial board of Medical Education journal. Her areas of expertise in health professional education are in Faculty development, Assessment and Innovative Teaching Learning methods.

Shahid Hassan

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MBBS (Karachi), DLO ENT(Karachi), MCPS ENT (Pakistan), MHPE (Maastricht)
Prof Shahid is the Professor in ENT attached to both School of Medicine and ICE. He obtained Masters in Health Professionals Education from Maastricht University. He has been consulting various local institution in developing and reviewing the medical curriculum. He is also actively involved in providing faculty development workshop. His area of expertise in health professions education is Assessment.

Sarmishtha Ghosh

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BSc (Hons) (Calcutta), MSc (Calcutta), PhD (Calcutta), Cert. Med Educ (KEELE-FAIMER programme)

After several years working as a physiologist and involved in the curriculum development of health professionals programme, Dr Ghosh furthered her studies in health professions education and recently obtained a Certificate in Medical Education from Keele-Faimer. Her areas of expertise in health professional education are in Faculty development, Formative Assessment, Teaching and Learning and Curriculum Review. She is now the Programme Director of Postgraduate Certificate in Health Professions Education programme.

Norul Hidayah Mamat @ Muhammad

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M.Ed in Educational Psychology (USM), BHumSc. in Psychology (IIUM)

Ms Norul is a lecturer and Evaluation Coordinator attached to ICE. She is in the midst of completing her PhD in Educational Psychology. She is a lifetime
member of Qualitative Research Association Malaysia and has received an appointment as MQA Panelist for Educational Psychology. Her area of expertise are educational psychology and qualitative research.

Siti Suriani Abd Razak

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BHSc (Adelaide), MSc Medical Education (USM)

Ms Siti is a lecturer attached to ICE and the Programme Director for Postgraduate Diploma and Master in Health Professions Education programme. She graduated with Bachelor of Health Science from University of Adelaide, Australia in 2012 and since then has expressed interest in education. She continued her studies and graduated with Master of Science (Medical Education) from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2016. Her area of expertise in health professions education are in Ethical Reasoning, Problem-based learning and qualitative research.


Richard Hays

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Professor of Medical Education, Rural Clinical School, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Tasmania

Prof Richard Hays was a rural procedural general practitioner in northern Australia before becoming a teacher and education researcher, with a career focus on developing new or change managing established programs and institutional structures in regional and rural communities. In addition to medical and clinical qualifications, he has a PhD in educational psychology and a higher MD in medical education. This combination of qualifications has helped him to lead the development or transformation of four medical programs in Australia and the United Kingdom, and to act as a consultant to other developments in Europe, South-East Asia, the Western Pacific region and Canada. He has contributed to international medical education quality assurance and accreditation processes, through the Australian Medical Council, the General Medical Council, the World Federation of Medical Education and regulators in Malaysia, Hong Kong, and China. He is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Association of Medical Education Europe, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Education, and the Association of Medical Educators.

Ray Peterson

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Associate Professor in Education and Innovation, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide

A/Prof Peterson has a BSc(Hons) and DipEd from Flinders University, and PG DipScEd, MAppSc and PhD from Curtin University. He was the Director of the MBBS Programme and Head of the Discipline of Medical Education at the University of Queensland. As Director of the MBBS Programme, he has overall operational responsibility and quality assurance for the delivery of all four years of the Graduate Medical Programme. Part of his responsibility is to provide ongoing educational review and improvements in the design, delivery and assessment of the programme. He was also Chair of the MBBS Curriculum Committee and Head of Assessment.

As Head of Discipline of Medical Education, Prof Peterson is responsible for the scholarship of teaching, learning and assessment, and projects, which lead to better quality outcomes in program delivery. He has broad-ranging interests in teaching and learning and is supervising PhD students in medical, dental, health and physiotherapy education.

Ian Wilson

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Associate Dean: Learning & Teaching, School of Medicine, University of Wollongong, Australia

Prof Ian Wilson graduated in medicine from the University of Adelaide and then became a general practitioner. He has practised in the armed services, inner-city, rural and suburban practice. During this time Ian became very interested in medical education and spent time with The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) training programs, initially as a medical educator and then as State Director for South Australia. While Ian’s research initially focussed on primary care mental health, his more recent research has focussed on medical education.

His current research interests are student selection and student development. He has had three Australian Research Council (ARC) research grants and a number of other competitive research grants. Ian’s educational interests are in curriculum development, quality assessment, and small group teaching.

Cees van der Vleuten

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Professor of Education at Maastricht University, The Netherlands Department of Educational Development and Research in the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Prof Cees van der Vleuten has been at the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands since 1982. In 1996 he was appointed Professor of Education and chair of the Department of Educational Development and Research in the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (until 2014). Since 2005 he has been the Scientific Director of the School of Health Professions Education. This graduate school offers master and PhD degrees in health sciences education to a wide variety of international students. He mentors many researchers in medical education and has supervised more than 80 doctoral graduate students. His primary expertise lies in evaluation and assessment. He has published widely in this domain, holds numerous academic awards, including several career awards.

Trudie E. Roberts

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Director, Leeds Institute of Medical Education

Professor Roberts graduated from Manchester with a degree in Medicine and a BSc in Anatomy. In 2000 she was appointed Professor of Medical Education at the University of Leeds. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2006. She was a council member of the General Medical Council from 2009 until 2012 and Chair of the Association for the Study of Medical Education until July 2013. In September 2013 she took over as President of the Association for Medical Education in Europe. Professor Roberts’s main interests and expertise are in the areas of assessment of competence, professionalism, and transitions.


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Interested in applying for one of our programmes?

You will need to prepare the following documents for your application:

  1. Verified copies of your academic qualifications
  2. Evidence of English language proficiency
  3. A copy of your MyKad or the identification page of your passport

These supporting documents needs to be attached electronically to your application. Please note that all of our programmes require payment of a non-refundable application fee after the application has been submitted. Application will only be processed once the payment for application fee has been made.

We wish you all the best with your application, and hope we will be welcoming you into one of our programmes soon!

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An Established Private Healthcare University

An Established Private Healthcare University

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 26 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.
Flexible Learning Options

Flexible Learning Options

A carefully designed blend between onsite and online learning enables full-time working adults with the options to plan and fit their studies around their work, family and other commitments.
Contemporary Curriculum

Contemporary Curriculum

The curriculum of this programme is carefully planned and aligned to meet the expectations in the field of health professions education. This would offer great career advancement as a health professional in academia, research institutes, clinical setting or industries worldwide. It would also pave the way into furthering studies into PhD in HPE.

“The Postgraduate Certificate in health professions education aims to enhance the learners’ knowledge and confidence in teaching and training health professions students. It equips the learner with the basic principles of education and their implementation in practice, PGCHPE is a stepping stone towards the Diploma and Masters in Health Professions Education. A taught program with a dash of blended learning principles, this program enables the learner to be a qualified trainer in Health Professions Education.”

Programme Director, Postgraduate Certificate in Health Professions Education
BSc (Hons) (Calcutta), MSc (Calcutta), PhD (Calcutta), FAIMER, ESME, Cert. Med Edu (KEELE-FAIMER)



“The PGHPE programmes are designed to fulfil the needs of 21st Century Health Professions Educator and is suitable for anyone who are interested or involved in education, assessment, programme design and research in health professions education. These programmes are aimed to develop an in-depth understanding of educational theories, principles and values related to contemporary learning environment and assessment. It will boost learners’ professional credibility and confidence in teaching and designing the curriculum as well as opening a pathway to a higher degree in Health Professions Education. The combination of various teaching method through face to face and online sessions with local and international experts in the field will enhanced the learning experience of the learners.”

Programme Director, Postgraduate Diploma and Master in Health Professions Education
BHSc (Adelaide), MSc Medical Education (USM)




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