PhD in Medical Education

UNSW Medicine is pleased to offer exciting postgraduate research programs in Medical Education for domestic and international students.

The study of Medical Education covers a range of topics related to learning, teaching, assessment and leadership within the context of training and education of medical professionals. Some of the main foci in the field are: quality of teaching and learning, learners’ experiences, assessment and evaluation, standard setting, curriculum development, ethics and professionalism in medical education, continuing education, clinical and/or educational supervision, simulation, clinical competency, student selection, collaborative learning, psychological and cultural issues in medical education, the use of information technology and multimedia in medical education and related topics.

Research in Medical Education may apply quantitative, qualitative or a mixed methods approach. These approaches may lead to the development of new theories or practices in Medical Education; design, implementation and evaluation of educational interventions; and systematic reviews and meta analyses on selected topics. All such studies are expected to advance the field of Medical Education.

The programs will be of interest to applicants seeking to develop research expertise in Medical Education. Ideally students will have some previous research background (Honours degree, Master by Research, authorship of published research, etc.) in related fields. Previous experience/qualification in education, psychology or a clinical discipline is essential.

Normally the PhD in Medical Education is a three year full-time program but part time enrolment is possible. Each PhD student in our program is supported by at least two experienced supervisors, who are experts in the topic and the research methodology. Normally students undertake the research on campus. However, some arrangements may be made in circumstances where it is desirable to undertake the research at external locations within Australia and/or overseas (conditions apply).

More details could be found at:

* New Zealand citizens are considered domestic

For more information please contact:

Professor Boaz Shulruf   |   +61 (02) 93852693