Master's Programme in Medical Education, 120 credits

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Medical education is an interdisciplinary field of knowledge which is based on explanatory bases and perspectives from both care sciences and behavioral sciences, particularly pedagogy but also psychology, sociology and social anthropology. Within the field of medical education, students study learning processes, conditions for learning and professional development within medical care and health care. This involves students developing knowledge about the conditions, strategies and methods for encouraging, influencing and driving forwards learning processes. This would then lead to positive and appropriate development for students, academics, professional practitioners and patients. Studies within medical education cover individual and system levels, both within academia and within health and medical care.

Studies within the main field of study enable students to work to develop a scientific attitude towards individual practice, including investigations, change work and publishing results, which can be summarized as scholarship of medical education. The growing understanding of the conditions for learning within medical care and health care can be used to improve conditions for professional development and to make good use of resources, leading to the overall objective of quality care and improved human health.

Studying medical education can be used to improve the quality of learning, supervision and practice within care, particularly in terms of integration between disciplines, theory and practice, patient interaction, cooperation with management, attitudes, ethics and a scientific approach.

Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes

The Master's Programme is aimed for individuals who want to better prepare for educational leadership, supervision, teaching and research within medical education.

The program provides advanced education in strategies and methods that can stimulate and guide the learning processes of students, academics, professionals and patients. You will study teaching and learning and what is significant for learning and education within the health care field. This means for example taking into account the patient, professional development, integration of basic science and practice, the rapid development in medical research, advances in technology and challenges by working in teams.

Masters Programme in Medical Education - Course Development

Members of Faculty

  • Klara Bolander Laksov, Course Director Scholarship of Medical Education

  • Cormac McGrath, Course Director Scholarship of Medical Education

  • Charlotte Silén, Course Director Learning Processes in Medical Education

  • Linda Barman, Course Director Learning Processes

  • Anna Josephson, Course Director Integration of Theory and Practise

  • Lena Boman, Course Director Interprofessional Education

  • Nabil Zary, Course Director

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