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.

KEY FACTS

Degree

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

Commencement

March

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants are required to have obtained:

Certificate

  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

 

Diploma

  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

 

Master

  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.

APPLICATION & REGISTRATION FEES

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

FEE STRUCTURE

MALAYSIAN STUDENT

ُTUITION FEE TOTAL (RM)
Postgraduate Certificate 12,000
Postgraduate Diploma 24,000
Master 37,800

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

ُTUITION FEE TOTAL (RM)
Postgraduate Certificate 16,000
Postgraduate Diploma 32,000
Master 49,800

* Subject to number of credits registered per semester

OUR TEAM

Faculty Members

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.

Madawa Nilupathi Chandratilake


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MBBS (Hons) (Colombo), MMEd (Dundee), PhD (Dundee)

Prof Madawa is the Professor in ICE. Prof Madawa completed his PhD in Medical Education from University of Dundee, United Kingdom. He was involved in curriculum development and evaluation of health professionals programme in various institution. He has also shared his experience and knowledge in many international conferences. His area of expertise in health professional education are in Faculty development, Assessment, Teaching and Learning and Research in Medical Education.

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 physiologist and involved in the curriculum development of health professionals programme, Dr Ghosh furthered her studies in health professions education and recently obtained 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.

Visiting Lecturers

Richard Hays


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

Ray Peterson


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

Ian Wilson


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

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

Trudie E. Roberts


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Director, Leeds Institute of Medical Education

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APPLY NOW

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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WHY STUDY HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION AT IMU

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.”

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

PD -HPE


PD -HPE

“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.”

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

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