AIMU is pleased to offer exciting postgraduate research programs in Medical Education for domestic and international students.
The study of Medical Education covers a range of topics related to learning, teaching, assessment and leadership within the context of training and education of medical professionals. Some of the main focusi in the field are: quality of teaching and learning, learners’ experiences, assessment and evaluation, standard setting, curriculum development, ethics and professionalism in medical education, continuing education, clinical and/or educational supervision, simulation, clinical competency, student selection, collaborative learning, psychological and cultural issues in medical education, the use of information technology and multimedia in medical education and related topics.
Research in Medical Education may apply quantitative, qualitative or a mixed methods approach. These approaches may lead to the development of new theories or practices in Medical Education; design, implementation and evaluation of educational interventions; and systematic reviews and meta analyses on selected topics. All such studies are expected to advance the field of Medical Education.
The programs will be of interest to applicants seeking to develop their career in Medical Education. Ideally students will have some previous research background (Honours degree, Master by Research, authorship of published research, etc.) in related fields. Previous experience/qualification in education, psychology or a clinical discipline is essential.
Customarily PhD in Medical Education is a three year full-time program but part time enrolment is possible with extended study period. PhD students in our program are supported by at least two experienced supervisors, with expertise in medical education. Normally students undertake their research activities on university campus. However, if necessary arrangements may be made in circumstances where it is desirable to undertake the research at collaboration locations.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is recognition of successful research experience. This degree requires an original and significant contribution to knowledge in an approved filed. The degree requires a minimum of 3 years full-time study and preparation of a thesis.
Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy may be awarded by AIMU on the recommendation of the Research Committee of the appropriate faculty or board (referred to as the Committee) to a candidate who has made an original and significant contribution to knowledge.