Curriculum

2021/2022 Course Schedule


SeasonCourses Offered
Fall
  • HS EDUC 701: Learning and Curriculum (Core)
  • HS EDUC 705: Education Technology (Elective)
Winter
  • HS EDUC 703: Assessment in Health Professions Education (Core)
  • HS EDUC 704: Simulation-Based Learning (Elective)
  • HS EDUC 710: Program Evaluation (Elective)
Summer
  • HS EDUC 700: Residency I
  • HS EDUC 707: Residency II
  • HS EDUC 706: Management and Leadership (Elective)
  • HS EDUC 712: Critical Pedagogies & Inclusive Teaching Practices (Elective)

 

The core and elective online courses have mostly asynchronous discussion forums; meaning students can read, engage in discourse around topics, and submit comments at their convenience. Final marks are a combination of quizzes, online participation, and assignments. Three points to ponder from each online lecture provide initial context for the discussion forums, worth a minimum of 20% of the final mark, where students critically evaluate the course material to develop a deeper understanding of the theory and applications in health science education. Assignments in the course are comprised of an outline, review and feedback of a peer’s outline, and the final paper.

 

Please consult the School of Graduate Studies for further information regarding course add/drop dates, sessional dates for each term, and other important information here.

Residency Week

Both HS EDUC 700 and HS EDUC 707 residency periods are held concurrently every June before the beginning of the academic year. In order to graduate students must attend both the HS EDUC 700 and HS EDUC 707 residency periods by the end of the program. Students must attend the HS EDUC 700 residency period in June prior to their first year which will provide an overview of the program and the over-arching goals, learning outcomes, and instructional methods for students. Through small group work students will prepare for online learning groups and discover the online delivery methods (Avenue to Learn) used in the program.

Students will then attend the HS EDUC 707 residency period in the June prior to completing either the capstone portfolio (or for those enrolled before 2020-21 academic term: the scholarly paper) or thesis. This residency will aid students in planning and writing their thesis or capstone portfolio/scholarly paper with support from their peers and faculty. The residencies, HS EDUC 700 & HS EDUC 707, and the core courses provide foundational theoretical frameworks and practical knowledge for all students in both the thesis and course-based streams. Clinical duty does not excuse students from residency week.

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To register for HS EDUC 700 or HS EDUC 707 residency periods please contact the Graduate Officer at hsed@mcmaster.ca

To register for core courses, elective courses, elective courses outside HSED*, Capstone Portfolio or Thesis please visit MOSAIC.

*Students must receive departmental permission before enrolling in an elective course outside the HSED program.

For questions regarding Avenue to Learn please contact hsed@mcmaster.ca


HSEDUC Instructors and Teaching Assistants: please refer to this Avenue to Learn Resource Page for support in creating, maintaining and troubleshooting your courses on A2L.

HS EDUC 700: Health Science Education: Residency I
HS EDUC 707: Health Science Education: Residency II
HS EDUC 701: Learning and Curriculum
HS EDUC 703: Assessment in Health Professions Education


HS EDUC 704: The Fundamentals of Skill Acquisition: Implications for Simulation-Based Education
HS EDUC 705: Education Technology
HS EDUC 706: Leadership and Management
HS EDUC 710: Program Evaluation
HS EDUC 712: Critical Pedagogies & Inclusive Teaching Practices
HS EDUC 747: Conceptual and Qualitative Research Methods
HS EDUC 777: Special Topics in Health Professions Education
For students to enroll in a course outside of the HSED program they must request departmental permission. Please visit the department website for the course you would like to enroll in to request admittance.
HTH RS M 702: Introduction to Biostatistics
HTH RS M 727: Theory and Practice of Measurement
HTH RS M 751: Observational and Analytical Research Methods
HTH RS M 762: Approaches to the Evaluation of Health Services
NURSING 745: Qualitative Research Methods
NURSING 770: Mixed Methods Research Designs for Health Services and Policy Research
REHAB 774: Quantitative Research Methods
HS EDUC 708: Scholarly Paper
HS EDUC 709: Thesis Prerequisite(s): HS 700, 701, 703 + 1 elective course
Capstone Portfolio
Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA)

 

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