The aims of the programme are to equip candidates to undertake research at the most advanced level, focused on the features and challenges of Health Sciences Education, particularly in resource-constrained environments.
- 3 to 4 years full-time
- 5 to 6 years part-time
There is a two week contact block per annum with ongoing, technology-assisted work in between. Regular SKYPE tutorials between applicants and their main supervisor is a requirement, and with co-supervisors, where possible.
PhD Admissions requirements:
- A Masters in Health Sciences/Professions Education or equivalent. In the absence of a Masters in Health Sciences/Profession Education, applicants will be considered on the basis of their portfolio of experience and qualifications;
- Demonstrated competence on the TOEFL test for applicants who do not hold a degree from an English medium university and/or who are from a country where English is not the official language;
- Reliable and continuous computer access and internet connectivity;
- Students may be required to attend an educational research methods course and other coursework as appropriate to the topic of the dissertation, depending on their prior knowledge and experience.
- An extended CV in which you highlight educational courses, workshops and/or conferences attended, presentations given;
- A research statement that includes a brief background or context to your research topic of interest, a draft formulation of research question and preferred methodology and data collection methods. Maximum length: 1200 words.
It is strongly recommended that students applying for a PhD should already have a portfolio of writing for publication and/or conference presentation in education within their profession.
We will be offering supervision in the following research areas:
- Learning effects of assessment;
- Portfolio-based learning and assessment;
- Workplace based learning and assessment;
- Assessment generally;
- Clinical teaching;
- Faculty development (particularly the impact of and theory informing effective faculty development);
- Research skills development for health sciences education research;
- Medical simulation;
- Socially responsive and accountable clinical/health professional education and training;
- Academic literacies, Discourse, and multimodal communication in the health sciences
- Student learning and identity
- Pre-clinical year curriculum
- Issues relating to inclusivity, equity and cultural/intercultural sensitivity
PhD applications can be made throughout the year.
For further enquiries, contact Shaneel Nutt | Postgraduate Administrative Assistant