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Master of Science in

Virtual Medical Education

 

Regarding to importance of master of Virtual Medical Education and the special nature of its interlocutors, this major is presented as the first major in virtual fields. Virtual Medical Education is a flexible program designed to address the higher educational needs of health care professionals involved in the delivery of teaching and training in the health care environment.

To develop students’ skills as an experienced clinical professional with educational responsibilities, to learn about the theory and knowledge of principles and methods for learning and teaching and their application to healthcare, to enhance student’s knowledge and skills in relation to teamwork and communication, to learn to plan efficient and effective educational experiences, and to successfully deliver teaching sessions, and finally Virtual Medical Education creates the opportunity for those who cannot attend face-to-face classes.

Course Structure
Utilizing many different methods of teaching based on students' class participation, the program actualized as a partial attending course. The face-to-face classes in each semester will be offered in the first and last part of the semester, maximum 4 days for each course, according to the course structure determined in the Department. It should be noted that all exams will be paper-based.

Generally speaking, each department will offer 12 to 14 units in each semester and the students should take a minimum of 6 units per term. (The Department’s confirm is needed.)

Please be considered that the maximum years of study authorized by the School will be 6.

Before enrolling in the course, you are advised to read the Master of Virtual Medical Education handbook entry for information on course overview, objectives, structure, major and minors, subject options and entry requirements.

Admission Requirements

I.               General Requirements

The applicants can take part in the exam under the following conditions:

  •  Having physical and mental health
  • Being eligible according to I.R.I regulations
  • Possessing educational and disciplinary measures and regulations of the School.

Note 1: Handicapped can’t work with computer are not allowed to take the exam.

 

II.           Special Requirements

1.   Educational Status

1.1.        Applicants should normally possess a first degree in clinical medicine PhD, MD, Dentistry, Pharmacy and the masters of medical departments and all faculty members of medical sciences universities from all part of the country.

Note 1: The applicants with equivalent degrees or course certificate are not allowed to take this exam.

Note 2: Applicants who do not possess the level of qualifications outlined above such as invalided documents, the process of their admission will be failed.

1.2.        The senior are allowed to take the exam only when they terminated their studies at the time registration.

 

2.   Commitments

The admitted applicants have no duty service commitment to Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

3.   Admission

3.1.        The entrance exam will be paper-based and it will be taken under the supervision of Vice-Chancellor for Education of Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

3.2.        The exam is conducted in two phases:

Stage I: The preliminary paper-based examination consists of tests. It should be noted that in the preliminary examination, the number of candidates selected for the interview is twice the number of vacancies.

Stage II: Officially called the "Interview", the object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in Virtual School by a board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to evaluate the personality of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only a candidate's intellectual qualities, but also social traits and interest in current affairs.

 Some of the qualities to be judged are critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgment, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, and intellectual and moral integrity.

The interview is not intended to be a test either of the specialized or general knowledge of the candidate, which has been already tested through written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study, but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own state or country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of all well-educated youth.

The candidates are requested to bear in mind:

  • The minimum marks of 55% in preliminary exam and 45% in interview are necessary for each applicant.
  • Candidate just applied but not appeared at the exam is not an attempt.
  •  If you don’t attend the secondary exam, interview, it is expected to record a grade of ‘X’ which means Absent Fail, and in this case the interview will not be repeated.
  • In case of disqualification or cancellation of candidature, the fact of appearance of the candidate at the examination is not an attempt.
  • The entire process from the notification of the Preliminary examination to declaration of the final results takes roughly 4 months.

3.3.        Applicants’ abilities in computer skills (IT basic conceptions, ICDL, and basic communication skills) are counted for those who have passed preliminary exam.

Note1: Applicants who have passed the preliminary written test, should take both interview and computer skills exam.

Note2: The result of Computer Skill exam is not taken into account, hence; the minimum mark is necessary to participate in the course. 

3.4.        Exam Resources

Course

Reference

An overview of Medical Education (Coefficient 4)

  • Hashem Fardanesh, “Strategies and Techniques of Educational  Plans”, Samt publication
  • Mansour Razavi, “The Process of Education”, (chapters 1, 3 & 5), Tehran University publication
  • Mandana Shirazi, Ahmad Sabouri-Kashani, “A Comprehensive Research Guide in Medical Education” , 2010.
  • Ali Akbar Seif, “The Methods of Measurement and Evaluation (chapters 1 & 4), Agah publication, 2009
  • Dent, John., Harden, Ronald, “A practical Guide for Medical Teacher”,  Livingston Cherchil 2009

Educational Management

  • Ali Rezaeian, “Principles of Management”, Samt publication, 2006
  • Alagheband, “The Basics and Principals of Educational Management”, Ravan publication, 2009
  • Khoeï-nejad, “Research Methods in Educational Sciences”, Samt publication
  • Elahe Malekan Rad et al. “Clinical Evaluation and Education: Whatever a Teacher Should Know”,  First Edition, Tehran

General language

(Coefficient 3)

  • Brenda Wegmann, Miki Prijic Knezevic, Marilyn Bernstein, Mosaic II: Reading, McGraw-Hill/Contemporary; last edition.

3.5.        Generally the number of vacancies in this field is 15. The first 70% of the vacancies belongs to the TUMS faculty members, the staff of Ministry of Health and Medical Education or other medical institution under the supervision of TUMS.

 

 

 

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