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Enhance your Skills & Professional Development
Conventional & Open and Distance Learning (ODL)*

Special Bursary – RM5,500 Available*
*PG Certificate – Nov 2023 Intake

About The Programme

Health professions education is in the front-line of professional practice. It helps to integrate a core set of competencies into health professions education and provides the education necessary to produce effective leaders and scholars in health professions education. It aims to create opportunities for learners to make contributions to their institutions, and to national and regional priorities.

IMU Postgraduate Certficate, Diploma and Master Programmes in Health Professions Education are designed especially for health professionals who work in education. They aim to enable learners to develop an in-depth understanding of educational principles and values related to scholarship methods, curriculum, instruction, competence assessment, programme evaluation, quality assessment, primary care education, clinical decision making, and health related humanities, professionalism and ethics as well as management and leadership skills in health professions education. Job opportunities include teaching positions, positions in research organisations (including government department), positions involving designing, organising and developing curriculum, and positions of leadership in health professions education.


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WHY Study at IMU?

An Established Private Healthcare University

Flexible Learning Options

Contemporary Curriculum

Various Teaching Methods

Key Facts

September & November (ODL)**

Postgraduate Certificate – 6 months (20 credit hours)
Postgraduate Diploma – 1 year (32 credit hours)
Master – 2 years (42 credit hours)

Postgraduate Certificate – 1 to 4 years (20 credit hours)
Postgraduate Diploma – 1½ to 5 years (32 credit hours)
Master – 3 to 6 years (42 credit hours)

Conventional Mode
Postgraduate Certificate – RM900*
Postgraduate Diploma – RM900*
Master – RM900*

Postgraduate Certificate – RM925*
Postgraduate Diploma – RM925*
Master – RM925*

Open & Distance Learning Mode
Postgraduate Certificate (ODL) - RM700*
[Special Bursary RM5,500 - Nov 2023 Intake]

Credit transfer to Flinders University***
Master of Clinical Education - AUD19,650 (Total Tuition Fee)

* All tuition and ancillary fees are subject to annual increases, currency exchange rates, and exclusive of levy and bridging fees (if any).
** Postgraduate Certificate Only
*** It is compulsory to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education prior to embarking on this pathway. All IMU students transferring to Flinders University and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 20% discount.

Partner Universities


- An Exclusive Bursary of RM5,500 awaits all students applying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Professions Education through the Open & Distance Learning mode for the November 2023 intake. This is a great opportunity to enhance your skills and professional development.

- Up to 15% bursary is available* for IMU Alumni
*Terms and conditions apply


What is ODL?
Open and distance learning provides working professionals with an alternative to conventional programmes at universities, giving them the opportunity to earn a university degree without interrupting their career.

As Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and health sciences university with 30 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education, IMU offers a few postgraduate programmes via this learning mode with students having the opportunity to benefit from all the teaching and support that the University has to offer.

Benefits of ODL
Designed especially for students with employment, family or other commitments, this mode of learning provides flexibility and convenience for the student to schedule their studies around these obligations and around their lifestyle – allowing a student to plan and pace their own learning at a time and learning environment that is most suitable for the student. It also saves students from spending time travelling to the university, the costs of travelling to the university and the costs of staying near the university.

Teaching Methods
Teaching methods include a series of lectures (Powerpoint lectures, video lectures and i-lectures) supplemented by online discussions, forums and quizzes. For each subject taken, students will be part of a student online community. Students will also be assigned a mentor who will be available to answer any questions and provide feedback on their progress.

Students will be assessed fully online via the in-course assessment assignments and end of module assessment assignment so they don’t need to be at the University to sit for their exams. They will the receive their grades and feedback online.

In order to do this, students will be required to have a desktop/laptop, internet connection, a headset and webcam to participate in online tutorials and other group activities, access to standard office software – such as Microsoft Word and Excel, plus any standard browser, such as Chrome, Edge or Firefox and Skype for certain online sessions.

Support from University
ODL students are fully registered student of the University with all of the support and services available to them, the same as the on-campus students. Technical support will also be provided if students have difficulty in accessing the e-learning platform.


The postgraduate programmes in Health Professions Education (HPE) are multi-exit programmes, designed to fulfil the needs of 21st century Health Professions Educator. The programmes are suitable for anyone who is interested in or involved in education, assessment, programme design and research in health professions education. The programmes aim to develop an in-depth understanding of educational theories, principles and values related to contemporary learning environment and assessment. The mixture of various teaching methods through face-to-face and online sessions will enhance learners’ knowledge, professional credibility and confidence in teaching and training of the health professions students. It equips the learner with the principles of education and their implementation in practice and will open a pathway to a higher degree in health professions education.

Programme Director, Postgraduate Diploma and Master in Health Professions Education

BHSc Psychology(IIUM), Med Educational Psychology(USM)


Some of Our Students Say


Prof Shahid Hassan

MBBS (Karachi), DLO ENT (Karachi), MCPS ENT (Pakistan), MHPE (Maastricht)

A/Prof Pathiyil Ravi Shankar

MBBS, MD, FAIMER Fellow in Health Professions Education

Dr Norul Hidayah Binti Mamat @ Muhammad

PhD Educational Psychology (IIUM), M.Ed in Educational Psychology (USM), BHumSc. in Psychology (IIUM)

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