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FAIMER-Keele Master’s

in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment

The FAIMER-Keele Master’s Degree program is a blended learning course for health professions educators who aspire to a leadership role in health professions education at their institution. The program includes comprehensive training in all aspects of health professions education as well as training in advanced research design and leadership/management.

Students must successfully complete the seven modules listed below, as well as a one-week residential session that integrates learning from Modules 1 through 7. They must also conduct an approved research project and write an acceptable dissertation to earn the Master’s Degree.

Modules Required for Master’s Degree

Click on the name of each module for more information.

Module 1: Assessment
(15 hours per unit)
Module 1: Assessment (15 hours per unit)

Units
  • 1.1. Foundations of Assessment
  • 1.2. Blueprinting
  • 1.3. Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs)
  • 1.4. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • 1.5. Essays and Short Answer Questions
  • 1.6. Clinical and Oral Examinations
  • 1.7. Workplace-based Assessments
  • 1.8. Standard Setting

Module 2: Accreditation and Self-review
(15 hours per unit)
Module 2: Accreditation and Self-review (15 hours per unit)

Units
  • 2.1. Regulation and Accreditation of Health Professions Education
  • 2.2. Standards for Medical Education
  • 2.3. Conducting a Self-review
  • 2.4. Self-review in Low-resource Circumstances
  • 2.5. Implementing Improvements after Self-review
  • 2.6. Planning an External Review
  • 2.7. Managing and Leading Change
  • 2.8. Regulation and Accreditation in a Global Context: International Accreditation

Module 3: Assessment and Accreditation 2
(10 hours per unit)
Module 3: Assessment and Accreditation 2 (10 hours per unit)

Units
  • 3.1. Self-assessment
  • 3.2. E-assessment
  • 3.3. Assessment and Selection
  • 3.4. The Role of the External Examiner
  • 3.5. Assessment in Low-resource Settings
  • 3.6. Assessment: A Critique
  • 3.7. Regulation of Health Professions
  • 3.8. Non-regulatory Approaches to Quality Assurance of Medical Education

Module 4: Curriculum Design and Evaluation
(10 hours per unit)
Module 4: Curriculum Design and Evaluation (10 hours per unit)

Units
  • 4.1. Curriculum Models and Theories
  • 4.2. Designing Integrated Curricula
  • 4.3. The Process of Curriculum Development
  • 4.4. Managing the Curriculum
  • 4.5. A Contextual Curriculum
  • 4.6. Curriculum Evaluation
  • 4.7. Curriculum in Low-resource Settings
  • 4.8. Curriculum: A Critique

Module 5: Teaching and Learning in Health Professions
(10 hours per unit)
Module 5: Teaching and Learning in Health Professions (10 hours per unit)

Units
  • 5.1. Learning Theories: A Critique
  • 5.2. Learning Clinical and Communication Skills
  • 5.3. Learning Basic Sciences
  • 5.4. Learning in the Community
  • 5.5. Supporting Learners
  • 5.6. Learning Clinical Problem Solving
  • 5.7. Learning through Simulation: High Resource, Low Resource, and the Bigger Picture
  • 5.8. Continuing Professional Development

Module 6: Research Design (10 hours per unit) Module 6: Research Design
(10 hours per unit)

Units
  • 6.1. Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation
  • 6.2. Literature Review and Writing a Research Question
  • 6.3. Research Designs and Sampling
  • 6.4. Quantitative Research Methods
  • 6.5. Quantitative Data Analysis
  • 6.6. Qualitative Research Methods
  • 6.7. Qualitative Data Analysis
  • 6.8. Research Governance

Module 7: Educational Management and Leadership
(10 hours per unit)
Module 7: Educational Management and Leadership (10 hours per unit)

Units
  • 7.1. Foundations of Leadership
  • 7.2. Team Building
  • 7.3. Assessment and Accreditation of Leadership and Management
  • 7.4. Managing Projects and Resources

The Master’s Degree is a three-year course of study. Students who have already taken units for the Certificate and Diploma programs can apply the credit from those programs to the Master’s program.

For information on how modules and units are conducted, please visit How It Works.

If you have any questions about the FAIMER-Keele Certificate, please e-mail distancelearning@faimer.org.

last update: September 9, 2016
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