Roles and Needs of 21st Century Health Professions Educators (1 Credit Hour)

Event Date : 29/07/2024 - 29/08/2024
Start 29 July 2024

COURSE DATE: 29 July 2024

21st century health professions educators are faced with challenges of educating learners who belong to net generation. The course addresses the roles and needs of 21st century health professions educators based on emerging expectations from the challenges in health professions. The course also examines ways in which changes in the roles of educators can be made to fulfil the needs of net generation of healthcare professionals. This will ensure that health care professionals are “fit for purpose” upon graduation. The exploration of roles and needs provides opportunities for learners to identify gaps, relevance, and measures to address health professions education in 21st century.

Students may stack up the credit gained from this microcredential course to the Postgraduate in Health Profession Education Programme to further explore the field of study.

Learn more about IMU Postgraduate in Health Profession Education Programme.

Mode of Delivery / Credit Hour

  • Synchronous = 0 (%)
    Asynchronous = 100 (%)
  • Credit Hour: 1

At the end of the course, learners will be able to

  1. Describe the needs for 21st century health professions educator.
  2. Evaluate the importance of eight roles of educator in Health Professions Education.
  3. Discuss the generic competencies expected of a 21st century health professions educators.
  4. Conduct the gap and SWOT analysis of current health professions education system in meeting the current demands of society.

  • Topic 1: Needs of Educators in Health Professions Education
  • Topic 2: Roles of Educators in Health Professions Education
  • Topic 3: Gaps and SWOT Analysis in Health Professions Education

  • Final year undergraduate Medicine, Dentistry and Allied Health Programmes
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Healthcare Professions Educators

  • A/Prof Pathiyil Ravi Shankar
    Associate Professor, IMU Centre for Education
    Coordinator of Student Evaluation of Teaching and Learning
    Dr P Ravi Shankar specialized in MD Pharmacology and is a FAIMER Fellow in Health Professions Education. He has over twenty years of teaching-learning experience and has worked as the chair of Curriculum Committee and Chair of the Institutional Review Board at different institutions. His areas of research interest are small group learning, professionalism, rational use of medicines, pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology and medical humanities. He is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators and an academic editor at PLoS One.
  • Dr Norul Hidayah binti Mamat @ Muhammad
    Acting Director, IMU Centre for Education
    Programme Director Master in Health Professions Education
    Dr Norul Hidayah graduated with a BSc in Human Sciences (Psychology) and obtained postgraduate qualification (master and Phd) in educational psychology. She was involved in the designing and implementation of the Master, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate programme in Health Professions Education since the programme launch in 2017. Her areas of expertise in health professional education includes qualitative research and evaluation of teaching and learning.
  • Dr Heethal Jaiprakash
    Senior Lecturer in pharmacology and therapeutics,
    Lead for Team Based Learning, School of Medicine, International Medical University.
    Dr Heethal Jaiprakash graduated from Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore, India, with a bachelor’s degree in Medicine (MBBS) and a Master’s degree in Pharmacology from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. She received her Master in Medical Education from the University of Dundee, United Kingdom. She has a teaching experience of over 14 years. She has several publications and presentations in national and international journals and conferences to her credit. Her research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacovigilance, Ocular Pharmacology and Medical Education.
  • Siti Suriani binti Abd Razak
    Lecturer, IMU Centre for Education
    Programme Director Postgraduate Certificate in Health Professions Education
    Ms Siti Suriani is passionate in teaching future healthcare professionals which leads her to pursue higher degree in health professions education. She obtained her Master in Medical Education from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is now facilitating and coordinating courses in IMU Postgraduate Programmes in Health Professions Education. Her area of interest includes Faculty Development Activities, Management and Leadership, Teaching and Learning in HPE and Medical Ethics. She is also a reviewer for Education in Medicine Journal.


General / Public RM700
Students & Alumni RM560
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