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Start Date
August 2024
2 years
50,000 Saudi Riyals per year

Program overview

The Medical Education Master (MMEd) program provides an opportunity for an educational specialization and leadership for health professionals from various fields like medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and allied health. It prepares its graduates to deliver quality service in educational leadership roles and to improve their educational understanding, methods, and designs in progressive, contemporary programs.

The Program Study Plan

  • Two years, six academic semesters, the first five semesters covering eight blocks and the fourth semester reserved for the thesis.
  • Total Credit Hours: 40 Credit hours, guided by the regulation of the Ministry of Higher Education for postgraduate training.
  • The program’s teaching materials are delivered in the English Language.

Description of the Courses

MMED 111 - Principle of Curriculum Design
MMED 213 - Simulation for Health Care (Elective I)
MMED 214 - Coaching and Mentoring (Elective I)
MMED 112 - Teaching and Learning
MMED 211 - Educational Research
MMED 212 - Student Assessment
MMED 312 – Program Evaluation
MMED 313 - Problem Based Learning and Clinical Reasoning (Elective II)
MMED 314 - Professionalism & Professional Identity (Elective II)
MMED 311 - Management and Leadership
MMED 411 – Thesis

How will you learn?

The MMEd program aims to adopt student-centered learning approaches by utilizing various interactive learning strategies throughout the program. The curriculum is delivered through integrated learning methods including, but not limited to the followings:

  • Interactive lectures.
  • Large and Small-group discussions.
  • Flipped Classes.
  • Team Based Learning (TBL).
  • Case-based learning.
  • Student Seminar and Students Prepared Presentations (Individual & Group).
  • Assignments (Individual & Group).
  • Role Play.
  • Research activities and projects.
  • Reflection/Students portfolio.

How will you be assessed?

Student assessment during the master program aims to employ a program-wide approach to assessment and evaluation. The approach uses a wide range of tools and modalities to assess different learning outcomes and student achievements. Student progress and achievement are gauged using formative (continuous with feedback) assessments, evaluations of suitable assignments, and summative (final) assessments.

Written assessments include, but are not limited to, the following
  • Multiple choice questions (MCQs; A-type questions with one best answer)
  • Modified Essay type questions
Continuous assessment by rubric evaluation of the followings
  • Assignments
  • Reflection/Students portfolio
  • Student Seminar/presentation

Career overview

Upon successful completion of the requirements for the Master of Medical education the Ministry of Education (MOE) will grant the graduates equivalence title of specialist in Medical Education (Medical Educationist)

Job prospect

The graduate of Medical Education Master is qualified to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Planning, Reviewing, evaluation and monitoring the curriculum
  • Sharing in Strategic Planning
  • Creating and implementing Policies and Procedures
  • Developing Quality Improvement projects
  • Planning, implementing, and monitoring the Assessment Practices
  • Conducting and delivering the Academic Events

Career advice

Learning is a lifelong endeavor. Medical education career is necessary for all health profession educators to do their job effectively. There are increasing opportunities within medical education due to the drive for improving the quality of medical training.

All students are invited and encouraged toconstantly meet with career counselors assigned by the Student Career andAlumni Unit (SCAU). Student career counseling is a process that helps studentsto know and understand their skills, abilities, and interests, and how itrelates to the workplace to make an appropriate decision concerning theirfuture career path. It is a dynamic and collaborative process between a facultystaff member and student, focused on the student’s needs and goals.