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School of Health Professions Education Summer Course, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
University rank #128 (WUR) ,
The Maastricht School of Health Professions Education is a graduate school for education, research and innovation in health professions education. The programme offers an introduction and global overview of the principal components and characteristics of the Maastricht approach to student centred education and in particular, how to manage learning and assessing in a student centred curriculum. 


  • In this course, we share many years of theoretical and practical experience in managing and assessing learning in student-centred curricula as implemented by the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University. 
  • Participants become familiar with other forms of student centred education besides problem-based learning such as team-based learning and the four components instructional design model (4C/ID-model).
Objectives involve
  • Understanding the basic facts of PBL and how learning principles are used in student-centred curricula
  • Identifying the evidence behind  learning principles
  • Translating learning principles into the design of new educational materials/activities and applying them to your own context
  • Manage your educational activities/role of tutor (critical incidents)
  • Becoming familiar with other forms of student centered education besides problem-based learning such as team-based learning and the four components instructional design model (4C/ID-model)
  • Understand the philosophy behind programmatic assessment
  • Translate the principles of programmatic assessment into own assessment programme 
  • Tailor-made options to experience the Maastricht University's learning environment by site visits in either the clinic, skills-lab or University.
  • Sharing of experiences on the management and organization of student centred curricula.
  • To be introduced to research in the field of medical education 
  • Network and get acquainted with professionals all over the world who share a similar ambitions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
    • Duration description
      June 17 - 21, 2019
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Preparatory Assignment and Introduction (online)
  • In order to align the entry level of participants, participants will receive a preparatory assignment upon registration (preparatory assignment). This assignment links to video material, literature and some questions to prepare that are linked to the topic of PBL.
PBL Summer Course (on-site)
  • The course will start with a general introduction of modern learning theories and its application in problem-based learning (PBL). The purpose of PBL, the underlying modern learning principles and the application of these principles in student centred curricula are discussed in day 1 and 2.
  • In the following days participants will elaborate on these topics in two modules: managing learning and assessment programmes. In the module Managing Learning, participants will work on developing skills to manage educational activity and programme evaluations within PBL curricula. 
  • On the last day, participants start with an introduction to research in the field of medical education and a joint session to reflect upon the learning experience.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • The SHE Summer Course is intended for all involved in academic education in Medicine, Health Sciences and Behavioural Sciences.
  • 'Teach what you preach' is the guiding principle of the Summer Course. Thus, learning will be largely experiential with exercises, simulations, small-group work and demonstrations. Participants are expected to be prepared to engage in active learning.
  • The working language is English. Given the format of the modules, active mastery of this language is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1400 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1400 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1400 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1400 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
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Living costs for Maastricht

  • 700 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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