We offer training and qualifications in Health Professions Education for doctors, nurses, dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and instructors in other healthcare professions.

 Rationale of the programme

Health Professions Education is currently receiving unparalleled attention worldwide.It is now generally accepted that lecturers can and should receive training in curriculum development and instruction.Schools of medicine and other health professions find themselves in a period of experimentation with new educational approaches, with a view to better prepare professional health care workers for practice and continuing professional development. Do those responsible for training our professional health care corps have the vision, knowledge and skills to plan and implement their education and training in order to improve the educational process?

 Advantages of the programme

  • Insight into approaches to health professions education,which have become vital for effective, efficient and relevant training and which will make education and training more interesting, more exciting and more rewarding.
  • Course work directly related to the practice of health professions education and applicable to the daily activities of the lecturer in the relevant health profession and/or department.
  • Practice and theory are integrated and endorsed by the relevant underlying health education principles.
  • An opportunity to contribute to the development of health professions education by means of research in the health profession concerned (refer to completed and current research projects).
  • The programme has been approved by relevant role-players.
Structure of Learning Programmes

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers programmes in health professions education. The programme delivers the following qualifications:

  • PhD (Health Professions Education)
  • Magister in Health Professions Education (MHPE)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education

For more information about the programmes, please refer to the Yearbooks for Postgraduate Degrees and Diplomas, Academic Programmes. Please complete this form to apply for the HPE Programme.

Inquiries: Staff

Applications close on 30 August and can be directed to:dhse@ufs.ac.za

Division Health Sciences Education:Office of the Dean
Faculty of Health Sciences UFS
PO Box 339


Central Information Office
T: +27 51 401 3739
F: +27 86 579 5154

E: StudentAdminFHS@ufs.ac.za

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