Within Ontario, and across Canada, there are no master level programs that focus specifically on graduate level education to improve knowledge and skills for health practitioners who teach in clinical health science fields. This master’s program leads to the degree Master of Science in Health Sciences Education for health science clinical educators (physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, midwives, physician assistants, etc.), and others who teach in health sciences education, research, and academic clinical care, and who lead in health care settings. The program builds on the internationally renowned signature pedagogies in health science education developed and pioneered at McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, (Problem-Based Learning, Self-Directed Learning).
The program offers two completion pathways: a course-based option or a thesis-based option. The program will be highly accessible through a blended delivery format of online and classroom formats. The program will act as a strategy to enhance collaborative, patient-centred care by engaging learners in inter- and intra-professional practice; to shape the future of education in health science professional programs; and to foster health professions leadership and succession planning.
Health Sciences graduate students are immersed in a culture of collaboration and inter-professional learning. The diverse opportunities in our Master’s and Doctoral programs allow students to develop the important professional skills that become the foundation for future career successes and life-long learning.