MEHP: Mission, Goals and Student Outcomes

 Mission

  • The Mission of the Master of Education in the Health Professions is to globally transform education in the health professions through the effective inter-professional preparation of its future leaders and change agents.

 

 Goals

The goals for the MEHP program are to:

  • Develop exemplary inter-professional educators for the health professions who effectively integrate adult learning theory, evidence based teaching and curriculum development, reflective practice, hypothesis-driven approach to instruction, appropriate technologies, and assessment into their practice, and to share their discoveries
  • Prepare competent researchers of health professionals’ education who design studies based on sound educational research methodology, implement them appropriately, analyze results and apply findings, and prepare their work as publishable papers.
  • Prepare effective educational leaders for the health professions who demonstrate effective management and leadership of educational programming, create appropriate professional development opportunities, advocate for inter-professional collaboration, mentor and evaluate performance, secure support for education of health professionals, lead education related change initiatives, and share their discoveries.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of this program are exemplary teachers who:

  • Apply evidence-based strategies and methodologies to teach in a variety of settings
  • Know how to use the assessment of learner needs in order to differentiate instruction
  • Provide interdisciplinary learning experiences
  • Incorporate their knowledge of standards and standards-based instructional approaches to teaching
  • Know collaborative and clinical teaching models
  • Demonstrate multiple approaches to assessing student learning achievement
  • Effectively integrate technology into instruction
  • Demonstrate understanding of adult learning principles, theory, and development
  • Function as reflective practitioners
  • Know how to design, implement, and evaluate curriculum
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity in teaching
  • Advise students effectively

Are effective researchers who:

  • Interpret educational research and use it to inform decisions regarding teaching and learning
  • Design an educational research study and to implement the components including seeking IRB approval
  • Analyze data using appropriate educational statistics
  • Design educational research studies to provide empirical evidence on the effectiveness of knowledge transfer
  • Analyze empirical data to support the theories of effective teaching and adult learning theory
  • Disseminate their findings and are sought as experts

Are leaders in their respective disciplines who:

  • Mentor less experienced professionals in their institution
  • Demonstrate the ability to build professional development opportunities/programs
  • Evaluate professional development programs
  • Are effective change agents in their organization
  • Demonstrate a commitment to inter-professional education
  • Appreciate the contributions of various health professions
  • Demonstrate negotiation skills