Master of Clinical Education

Where will this take me?


As a Masters graduate, you will be a leader in developing and evaluating educational quality in your organisation.

Your research project is tailored to your field of work, so you’ll become a specialist in a chosen topic relevant to your unique career path.

The Masters also provides a recognised platform of research training from which you could pursue ongoing research at a PhD level with the Department of Medical Education.

Intended learning outcomes

You will graduate from the Master of Clinical Education with:

  • An advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts for professional practice, scholarship and as a pathway for further learning
  • Knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the study of clinical education
  • Cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice and scholarship
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
  • Communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice and scholarship in clinical education
  • The ability to apply knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative to new situations and/or for further learning
  • The ability to apply knowledge and skills with high level personal autonomy and accountability
  • The ability to apply knowledge and skills to plan and execute a substantial piece of research.

Harlina Siraj

"Since obtaining my Graduate Certificate of Clinical Teaching (now named Graduate Certificate of Clinical Education) and progressing to the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Education, I became a more informed and trained clinician educator.

I’ve transformed by clinical teaching to be more learner-centred, individualised and personalised. I was trained to provide better feedback to my learners and enhance their learning experience, and I decided to step down from being the educator at the centre-stage of the class to be more approachable and keen on facilitating my learners’ discovery - I moved from being the Sage on the Stage to become more of a Guide at the Side.

Throughout 2016, I pioneered a series of faculty development programs for the clinician educators at UKM medical school, entitled Basics in Clinical Education (BICE). I hope to start a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Clinical Education at UKM within the next five years.

It is never too late to learn new tricks, providing one is willing to relearn, unlearn and continue learning. The networking, collaboration and teamwork among EXCITE participants is truly enriching & exciting!"