Master of Science in Health Education

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In June 2015 Addis Ababa University (AAU) in partnership with the Wilson Centre and the University of Toronto (UofT) under the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC) welcomed the first cohort of graduate students into a new Master in Education. The first cohort completed their training in the Winter of 2016 and receive their degrees in the July 2017 convocation ceremony. The fourth cohort of nineteen students started in January 2019.

Two faculty from UofT travel to teach onsite several times a year at the College of Health Sciences working to develop local capacity and sustainability with local faculty

This Masters provides an immersion in the field of health professions education and equips students drawn from a variety of disciples with research and pedagogical skills to engage in scholarly educational work. Students receive modules on such topics as qualitative and quantitative methodologies, theories relevant to health professions education, teaching and pedagogy, issues of quality in education and principles of assessment, curricular development and evaluation. They are also required to conduct an original scholarly project with the potential to inform the growth of AAU programming. Students are paired up with education scholars from the Wilson Centre and the University of Toronto. These mentors provide guidance, resources and support to the Ethiopian students as they move through the various stages of the research process. Graduates of the program are expected to provide leadership in the ongoing efforts of AAU to provide sustainable high quality health professions education to meet the health needs of all Ethiopians.

Program Lead, contact information                                                          

Dr. Sophie Soklaridis