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Health Science Education

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The Master of Science in Health Science Education (MSc HS Education) is an interprofessional program designed to develop skills in both research and scholarship in health professions education. The program is targeted to health care practitioners and clinical educators (physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, midwives, physician assistants, social workers, etc.), and others who teach or would like to conduct research in health professions education. Non-Health practitioners will only be considered for the full-time, thesis stream. The MSc in Health Science Education program provides students with opportunities to develop a comprehensive understanding of current professional practice in health science pedagogy and research principles in health science education. This program strives to synthesize core competencies in the research scholarship of health professions education with practical application. Students will gain the research skills, pedagogical knowledge and professional experience necessary to succeed in a variety of areas of health science education and practice.

The MScHS Education program offers online courses in cognition and curriculum, simulation/technical and non-technical skills, online learning, educational leadership, assessment and evaluation, and research methods. In addition, two mandatory in-person residency periods must be completed. The program offers students two completion pathways: a course-based option which is offered in online format through part-time studies (full time may be considered with special permission), or a thesis-based option offered in either part-time or full-time studies. The program will be highly accessible through blended delivery of online and in-class formats.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Integrate graduate level training in research scholarship, evidence-based education pedagogy, educational leadership, interprofessionalism, and McMaster’s FHS signature health science curriculum
  • Enable knowledge, academic skill and attitude pertaining to health science education at the graduate level
  • Enhance preparedness for advanced professional and inter-professional academic roles including leadership and research in health science education
  • Engage learners with interactive learning strategies in both classroom and online learning formats
  • Enable learners to utilize theory and education pedagogy for classroom and online learning, communication and assessment
Enquiries: Jamie Cornish
  Master of Science in Health Science Education
  Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
  1280 Main Street West
  MDCL 3510
  Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1

Tel: 905-525-9140 x23114
Fax: 905-572-7099
Email: hsed@mcmaster.ca
Website: http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/hsed/

Faculty/Fall 2014


Susan Baptiste, M.H.Sc, (McMaster)/Rehabilitation Science
Mary Law, Ph.D., (Waterloo)/Rehabilitation Science
Alan Neville, M.D., (Aberdeen), MEd, (Toronto)/Oncology
Geoff Norman, Ph.D., (McMaster)/Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Cathy Risdon, M.D. (McMaster), DMan (Hertfordshire)/Family Medicine
Harold Reiter, M.D., (Toronto)/Radiation Oncology
Patty Solomon, Ph.D. (Waterloo)/Rehabilitation Science
Allyn Walsh, M.D., (Western)/Family Medicine

Associate Professors

John Cairney, Ph.D. (Western)/Family Medicine
Jim Lyons, Ph.D./Kinesiology
Denise Marshall, M.D. (McMaster)/Family Medicine
Colleen McKey, Ph.D. (Capella)/Nursing
Patricia McNiven, Ph.D. (Toronto)/Midwifery
Charlotte Noesgaard, M.Sc. (Western)/Nursing
Bruce Wainman, Ph.D. (York)/Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Associate Clinical Professor

Pat Miller, Ph.D. (McMaster)/Rehabilitation Science

Assistant Professors

Ilana Bayer, Ph.D. (Toronto)/Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Soo Chan Carusone, Ph.D. (McMaster)/Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Ruth Chen, M.S.N. (Yale)/Nursing
Kelly Dore, Ph.D. (McMaster)/Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Lawrence Grierson, Ph.D. (McMaster)/Family Medicine
Eileen Hanna, M.Ed. (Ontario), R.N./Nursing
Bonny Jung, Ph.D. (Western)/Rehabilitation Science
Chan Kulatunga-Moruzi, Ph.D. (McMaster)/Family Medicine
Lynn Martin, Ph.D. (Toronto)/Nursing
Meghan McConnell, Ph.D./Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
David Musson, M.D. (Austin), PhD (Western)/Anaesthesia
Jennine Salfi, Ph.D. (McMaster)/Nursing
Jonathan Sherbino, M.D. (Ottawa), M.Ed. (Toronto)/Medicine
Ranil Sonnadara, Ph.D./Surgery


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