Required Courses

The following courses are required for both the course-based and thesis-based paths:

EDPY 597 Philosophy of Teaching
EDPY 597 Learning and Teaching at the Adult Level
EDPY 501 Introduction to Methods of Educational Research in the Health Sciences
EDPY 597 Curriculum Studies in the Health Sciences
EDPY 597 Program Evaluation
EDPY 597 Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum
EDPY 597 Assessment in Health Sciences I
EDPY 597 Assessment in Health Sciences II

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EDPY 597 Philosophy of Teaching ★3 

This course examines the major philosophical foundations of teaching and learning, and their practical applications to health sciences education. Philosophical traditions will be considered within the context of historical conceptions and emerging theoretical perspectives within health sciences education.

EDPY 597 Learning and Teaching at the Adult Level 3

This course examines theories of learning and the related implications for effective education in health sciences education. Students will explore how educator/learner orientation, characteristics, and actions, and resource constraints influence learning outcomes in health sciences practice.

EDPY 501 Introduction to Methods of Educational Research in the Health Sciences ★3

This course offers an overview of the broad spectrum of quantitative and qualitative research, with an emphasis on the health sciences educator as a researcher and knowledge mobilizer. Students will explore research planning, improving the readability of research reporting, and translating results into practice.

EDPY 597 Curriculum Studies in the Health Sciences 3

This course explores key principles of curriculum design and provides opportunities for students to apply these principles in their individual domains of health sciences education.

EDPY 597 Program Evaluation 3

This course provides an overview of the foundational principles, methods, ethics, and standards that underpin evaluation. These principles will be considered within the various contexts of health sciences education.

EDPY 597 Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum 3

This course explores the theoretical and applied principles of technology integration to enhance teaching and learning. It provides opportunities for students to apply these principles in their individual domains of health sciences education. This course includes a technology lab component.

EDPY 597 Assessment in Health Sciences I 3

This course offers an overview of foundational theory in educational assessment. Students will apply key concepts and principles to evaluate and make inferences about students’ knowledge, skills, and competencies to inform educational practice in health sciences contexts.

EDPY 597 Assessment in Health Sciences II3

This course focuses on applying educational assessment theory to inform context-specific assessment design, implementation, and evaluation.

In Addition

Course-based students are required to complete:

EDPY 903 Directed Research Project ★3

This course is a supervised research project. 

Two ★3 Graduate-level Electives

Electives are selected in consultation with an academic advisor. A list of electives is offered by Professional Learning.
Students wishing to take electives outside of the University of Alberta should consult with the HSE Graduate Administrator to determine whether they will be approved for transfer.

Thesis-based students are required to complete:

900-level THES