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"Our research-based certificate courses are fully taught online; they help you apply evidence-based educational strategies in your own work and provide an excellent preparation for our Master of Health Professions Education.
We guide you on reaching your goals and at the same time, try to motivate and help you on the process of online learning. We want to share our knowledge and are satisfied when you, in your own work environment, reap the rewards of it".
A programme of Certificate Courses in Health Professions Education has been introduced, in order to cater for participants at the level of course organisers.
Take one or more certificate courses of your personal choice doable in 16 weeks with a study load of 10 hours a week. Flexible starting moments.
Take a CC as a master unit in 8 weeks with a study load of 20 hours a week. Start parallel with the corresponding MHPE Unit. See dates to start collaborate with the MHPE units at the seperate certificate course information on the website
Take a CC as joined certificate training, online or in your institution. As a refresher training (16 weeks) or as a replacement for a corresponding master unit (8 weeks). Flexible starting moments or start parallel with the corresponding MHPE Unit.
The Certificate Course Curriculum Instruction includes the following themes:
Course coordinator: Danielle Verstegen, PhD
The Certificate Course Organisation and Leadership includes the following themes:
Course coordinator: Mohammed Meziani, MSc
The Certificate Course Assessment and Evaluation includes the following themes:
Course coordinator: Wendy Kicken, PhD
The certificate courses are intended for participants who already obtained a bachelor's or master's degree and who aim to deepen their insight into the course topics but who may not (yet) aim to complete the full research-based MHPE programme. The certificate courses are geared towards participants who work in the field of medical education and have expertise in teaching, for example:
The certificate courses offer an attractive possibility for an alternative route towards a MHPE degree that enables participants to take a part of the MHPE programme, in order to receive course replacement for an MHPE unit at Maastricht University.
This MHPE replacement offers the opportunity for students who wish to enroll in our MHPE programme at Maastricht University. To receive course replacement for a unit of the MHPE programme the certificate course needs to be successfully completed.*
* These three certificate courses correspond to equivalent units in the MHPE. By successfully completing one or more of these certificate courses, the equivalent unit(s) of the MHPE programme can be replaced.
A discount of 1,400 is awarded per unit that has already been successfully completed as a certificate course, if a participant is admitted to the MHPE programme.
Your study process is guided by a mentor.
The certificate courses have a scientific, research-informed and evidence-based practical scope. The certificate courses are fully based on online learning and conducted through an electronic learning environment. The courses start either flexible at least two times per year and have a maximum enrolment of 6 months or parallel with the corresponding MHPE units. Online lectures, problem based learning sessions, a joined discussion platform and online question and answer sessions with staff are provided.
When working on a Certificate Course, participants read literature; apply it to their own situation and then receive feedback about the quality of the assignment. Assignments require analyses of problems in the own context, based on a theoretical justification from scientific literature. Individual and group exercises are designed; collaboration is a necessary condition for an adequate result.
Each certificate course has a study load of 6 ECTS points (this stands for 168 hours of study). Participants can design their own study schedule within overall course time limits (such as online meetings and deadlines for submitting assignments).