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Health Science Education

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The Master of Science in Health Science Education (HSED) is an inter-professional 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 may be considered for the full-time, thesis stream. The HSED 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 HSED program offers online courses in cognition and curriculum, simulation-based learning, learning technologies, educational leadership, assessment, and program evaluation. In addition, two mandatory in-person residency periods must be completed. The program offers students two completion pathways: a course-based option that is offered in online format either through part-time or full-time studies, or a thesis-based option offered primarily via full-time studies. Part-time thesis studies may be considered for full-time McMaster faculty that engage the Program as students provided that an appropriate supervisory relationship is established. The program will be highly accessible through blended delivery featuring primarily online coursework.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Integrate graduate-level training in theory-based principles of pedagogy, assessment and evaluation, inter-professionalism, and leadership in course content, learning strategies, and teaching activities.
  • Enable development of knowledge, academic scholarship, and research pertaining to health science education.
  • Enhance preparedness for advanced professional and inter-professional academic roles including educational leadership roles across the health sciences.
  • Engage learners with interactive learning strategies in both classroom and online learning formats
  • Enable the application of evidence-based education in the fields and communities of our students.



Courtney Wright, Graduate Officer

  Health Science Education Graduate Program
  Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
  David Braley Health Sciences Centre
  100 Main St. W.
  Hamilton, ON

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

Faculty/Fall 2021

Anita Acai, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
Ellen Amster, Family Medicine, Anthropology, Religious Studies
Dorothy Bakker, Family Medicine, Physician Wellness; Rural Education
Ilana Bayer, Pathology, Learning Technologies
Keyna Bracken Family Medicine, Resilience; Wellness
Kristen Burrows, Medicine; Physician Assistant Education
Brian Cameron, Pediatric General Surgery, Global Surgical Education
Audrey Campbell, Family Medicine; Curriculum Development 
Kyla Caners, Medicine, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement; Simulation-based Learning
John Centofanti, Anesthesia; Professionalism 
Teresa Chan, Medicine, Communication; Online Learning
Ruth Chen, Nursing, Leadership and Management; Simulation-Based Learning
Catherine Connelly, Business, Human Resources and Management; Organizational Behaviour
Liz Darling, Midwifery; Health care service implementation; Health policy 
Kelly Dore, Medicine, Assessment; Admissions
James Ducharme, Medicine, International Emergency Medicine; Change Management
Paul Engels, Surgery, Education for Critical Care Medicine;
Lawrence Grierson, Family Medicine, Technical Skill Acquisition; Simulation-Based Education
Michelle Howard, Family Medicine, Palliative Care; Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Program Evaluation
Andrea Hunter, Pediatrics, Global Health Education
Joseph Kim, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, Science of Teaching and Learning
Melissa Kimber, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
Larkin Lamarche, Family Medicine, Body Image; Self-Presentation
Anne Malott, Midwifery, Midwifery Practice; Interprofessional Education
Denise Marshall, Family Medicine, Palliative Care
Leslie Martin, Medicine, Evidence-based Medicine
Cristina Mattison, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact; Health Systems & Health Policy; Global Health
Randi McCabe, Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, Clinical Psychology; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Patricia McNiven, Midwifery, Assessment and Measurement
Sandra Monteiro, Health Evidence & Impact, Education Psychology; Clinical Reasoning
Beth Murray-Davis, Midwifery; Interprofessional Working & Learning
Geoff Norman, Health Evidence and Impact, Educational Psychology
Jose Pereira, Family Medicine; Palliative Care; Empathetic Care at End-of-Life
Joanna Pierazzo, Nursing; Educational Psychology; Simulation-Based Learning
Jason Profetto, Family Medicine, Undergraduate Medical Education, Physician Wellness
Lynda Redwood-Campbell, Family Medicine, Global Health Education, Humanitarian Response
Cathy Risdon, Family Medicine, Management in Organizational Change
Stacey Ritz, Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Lab-based Biomedical Research; Health Professional Education
Lisa Schwartz, Health Evidence and Impact, Ethics and Health Policy
Jonathan Sherbino, Medicine, Clinical Reasoning; Medical Education
Matthew Sibbald, Cardiology, Simulation-based Education; Cognitive Load Theory
Christina Sinding, Social Work, Social Marginalization and Cancer; Health Care Models
Ranil Sonnadara, Surgery, Competency-Based Education; Skill Acquisition
Bruce Wainman, Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Neural Mechanisms of Learning
Robert Whyte, Anesthesia, Undergraduate Medical Education; Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity
Constance (Connie) Williams, Pediatrics, Neonatology
Anne Wong, Anesthesia, Global Medical Education; Academic Leadership
Meredith Vanstone, Family Medicine; Health Policy, Ethical and Social Complexity in Healthcare Practice
Daniel Brandt Vegas, General Internal Medicine
Madeleine Verhovsek, Medicine; Education and advocacy related to EDI & anti-racism
Mohammad Zubairi, Pediatrics; Clinical Reasoning; Simulation


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