MMEd

Masters in Medical Education (MMEd)

 

 
 

Ordinances

1.

Masters in Medical Education (MMEd) Course shall be of two academic years.
Course will commence in July each year.

Admission and duration of the course

 

2.

Candidates will be selected for the course strictly on the basis of merit in Admission test, which shall consist of written examinations and oral Examination as is applicable.

Method of selection

 

2.1

Government doctors will be on deputation.

 

 

2.2

Private & foreign candidates may also apply for admission in the Course if they are eligible under clause 3 (eligibility for admission).

 

 

3.

Eligibility for Admission

Eligibility for admission

 

3.1

Academic
A candidate for admission to this course shall be required to produce a certificate of M.B.B.S (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) or  B.D.S. (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degree or any other equivalent degree recognized by the Bangladesh Medical and Dental council

 

 

3.2

Experience

 

 

 

The Candidate shall have to complete one year internship and have at least one year teaching experience for MBBS degree holder and two years teaching experience for BDS degree holder.

 

 

4.1

Examination for the degree of the Master in Medical Education (MMEd) Course shall be held in January and July every year or at such time as Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) may determine

Examinations

 

4.2

Examinations will be conducted by examiners not below the rank of Associate Professor must having the degree on health professions education/medical education as one of the following degrees: PhD, MSc, MMEd, MHPEd or equivalent degree rocognized by Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BM&DC) duly appointed by the Controller of Examinations as per the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Basic Science & Paraclinical Science, BSMMU.

 

 

5.

A candidate shall be required to undergo a course of 2 (Two) academic years is 24 (twenty four) months after enrollment.
The course for the degree of MMEd shall consist of three parts

  1. Part-I  6 (Six) months of academic course.
  2. Part-II 6 (Six) months of academic course.
  3. Part-III (Final) 1 (One) year of Thesis work.

Course
Organization

 

 

5.1

Part-I Course.
Part-I Course is six months of study in Teaching and Learning,  Instructional Materials Development and Assessment and Evaluation. Students have to attend lectures, tutorials, seminars, contact learning session and will also be involved in group learning, institutional self directed learning. Students have to complete their assignments and presentations in time.

 

 

5.2

 

 

 

The Part I Examination
Part I examination shall be held at the end of 6(six) months of enrollment into part I Course.
The examination shall consist of

  1. Written
  2. Oral
  3. Formative (Presentation and Assignment)

Part I Examination

 

5.3

  1. A candidate shall be eligible for Part I examination who has undergone a course of study for six months as laid down in the curriculum for the course without any interruption.

 

  1.  Has produced the following certificates duly signed by the course    

    Co-ordinator and  head of the institute:

  1. of good character
  2. of having attendance at least 75% (seventhly five) percent in each of the theoretical and practical classes as prescribed in the curriculum for the course.
  3. of having completed all the requisite assignments & presentation and has obtained at least 60% marks in formative assessments.

 

Eligibility for Part I examination

 

5.4

The subject of Part I and Marks distribution are as follows:

Paper

Subjects of Study

Part of Examination Marks allotted

Written

Oral

Formative

Paper I

Teaching & Learning

100

50

50

Paper II

Instructional Materials Development

100

50

50

Paper III

Assessment & Evaluation

100

50

50

 


 

 

5.5

 

Conduction of Examination
i)    The examination shall be conducted by a Board consisting of two       examiners for each papers. One internal and One external; duly       appointed by the University as per recommendation of the Dean,       Faculty of Basic Science & Paraclinical Science, BSMMU

ii)   Two examiners shall evaluate two groups of scripts separately. They   will also conduct Oral and review formative examination documents.
iii)   There will be 4(four) paper setters and Two moderators for each       paper. Assistant professor must having the degree on health professions education/medical education as one of the following degrees: PhD, MSc, MMEd, MHPEd or equivalent degree rocognized by Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BM&DC) duly appointed by the Controller of Examinations as per the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Basic Science & Paraclinical Science, BSMMU may also be paper setters.

Moderator will be not below the rank of Associate professor must having the degree on health professions education/medical education as one of the following degrees: PhD, MSc, MMEd, MHPEd or equivalent degree rocognized by          Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BM&DC) duly appointed by the Controller of Examinations as per the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Basic Science & Paraclinical Science, BSMMU.

 

 

Conduction of Examination

 

6.

i)    Pass Mark is 60%
ii)    A candidate shall have to pass separately in written, and in oral & in
Formative component

Evaluation

 

7.

i)    A candidate who fails in Part I examination may re-appear at the       subsequent examinations on payment of usual fees without pursuing        the course again. Marks obtained in formative will be adjusted with marks of written and oral of re-examination.
ii)    Candidates who has passed in one or more paper/s of part I       examinations shall not be required to re-appear in the paper/s       passed while appearing in subsequent examinations

Re-appearing

 

8

MMEd Part II Course

 

 

 

i)    MMEd Part II course is of six months duration.
ii)   A candidate shall be eligible for enrollment in Part II course after       passing any two papers of Part I Examination.
iii) Course will consists of six months study in Curriculum development, Instructor and program evaluation, Research Methodology and Biostatistics. The students have to attend lecture and tutorial/practical classes, seminars and discussions. They will also submit assignments as is laid down in the curriculum.

Eligibility for Part II course

 

 

The Part II Examination

 

 

8.1.

i)   Shall be held after one year of enrollment in MMEd Course
ii)  The examination shall consists of –
a) Written
b) Oral
c) Practical (assignment & presentation)i

Part II Examination

         

8.2.

A candidate will be eligible for Part II examination who;
i)   has previously passed at least two papers of the Part -1 examination
ii)  has undergone a course of study for six months without any      interruption after enrollment into Part II course
iii)  has produced the following certificates duly signed by the course      coordinator and head of the institute.

  1. of good character
  2. of having attendance of at least 75 (seventy five) percent of lectures, presentation, discussions and seminars.
  3. of having completed all the assignments & presentation of part II course obtaining 60% or more marks.

Eligibility for Part II examination

 

8.3

The subjects and marks distribution of Part II examination is as follows:

Paper

Subjects of Study

Part of Examination Marks allotted

Written

Oral

Formative

Paper I

Curriculum development

100

50

50

Paper II

Instructor & Program Evaluation

100

50

50

Paper III

Research Methodology & Biostatistics

100

50

50

 

 

 

8.4

Conduction of Examination
i)    The oral-practical examination shall be conducted by a Board consisting of two examiners not below the rank of Associate professor must having   the degree on health professions education/medical education as one of the following degrees: PhD, MSc, MMEd, MHPEd or equivalent degree rocognized by     Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BM&DC)
One internal and One external duly appointed by the       University as      per the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Basic   Science &      Paraclinical Science, BSMMU.

ii)   Two examiners will evaluate two groups of scripts. They will also       conduct Oral examination and will review documents of formative       examinations
iii)   There will be 4 (four) paper setters and two moderators for each       paper.

Assistant professor having the degree on health professions education/medical education as one of the following degrees: PhD, MSc, MMEd, MHPEd or equivalent degree rocognized by Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BM&DC) duly appointed by the Controller of Examinations as per the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Basic Science & Paraclinical Science, BSMMU may also be paper setters.

Moderator will be not below the rank of Associate professor having the degree on health professions education/medical education as one of the following degrees: PhD, MSc, MMEd, MHPEd or equivalent degree rocognized by          Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BM&DC) duly appointed by the Controller of Examinations as per the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Basic Science & Paraclinical Science, BSMMU.

Conduction of Examination

 

8.5

i)    Pass mark is 60%
ii)   A candidate will have to pas separately in Written, Oral & Formative       (assignment and presentation)

Evaluation

 

8.6

i)    A candidate who fails in Part –II examination may re-appear at the       subsequent examination on payment of usual fess without pursuing       the course again. Marks obtained in formative will be adjusted with       marks of written and oral of re-examination.
ii)    Candidates who has passed in one or more paper/s of part II       examinations shall not be required to re-appear in the paper/s       passed while appearing in subsequent examinations.

Part-II Re-examination

 

8.7

A candidate must pass part I and II examinations within three years of enrolment into the course

 

 

 

 

Part III Course  

 

 

9.1

Part III course is of One year duration. Students shall have to work on a selected topic in the field of Medical Education and prepare a thesis during one year period.

 

 

 

9.2

 

Candidates must pass all papers of Part I and Part II examinations of MMEd course to be eligible for enrolment into Part III

 

 

9.3

Part III Examination
Part III examination will be held after one year of enrolment into
Part III course. The examination will comprise of Thesis, Thesis defense and Comprehensive viva.

 

 

 

9.4

 

Eligibility for Part III examination

  1. Candidates must have passed Part I and Part II examinations
  2. Candidate must submit Thesis in prescribed format
  3. The candidate must submit certificate of good character and

satisfactory performance during the course of study.

 

 

9.5

Mark Distribution of Final Part MMEd course is as follows


Component of Examination

Mark allotted

Pass marks

Thesis
Thesis Defense
Comprehensive Viva

100
100
100

60%
60%
60%

Marks Distribution

 

9.6

Conduction of Thesis Examination
i)    A board of Four examiners shall be appointed by the controller of       examination BSMMU as per the recommendation of the Faculty       of Basic Science & Paraclinical Science, BSMMU
ii)   Two of four examiners shall be internals and two shall be externals       from the subject of specialty. Thesis guide shall be included as a       member of the board of examiners. One of the internals will act as       convener of the board of examiners.
iii)   The board shall examine thesis and conduct thesis defense and       Comprehensive viva. The thesis shall be examined separately by the members of Board. Thesis defense examination and comprehensive       viva shall be conducted by the same members of thesis examination.

 

 

 

10.

Thesis

 

 

10.1

a)   A candidate for the degree of Masters in Medical Education (MMEd)       shall be required to carry out a research work in the field of       specialization (health professions education/medical education)       under the direct guidance of a supervisor approved by Faculty of       Basic Science & Paraclinical Science, BSMMU for this purpose.
b)   Title and protocol of the thesis should be approved by the       department course coordinator/Institute and sent for approval       along with the name of Guide to the Dean of Faculty of Basic Science         & Paraclinical Science, BSMMU
c)   Every protocol must be           approved by Institutional Ethical committee     before submission where applicable.

 

 

10.2

a)   Thesis guide/supervisor shall be appointed by the dean of the       Faculty of Basic Science & Paraclinical Science, BSMMU on       recommendation          of the institute where a candidate has       enrolled for the Part III course
b)   Guide must monitor research work of the student during the whole       period of study

 

 

10.3

The thesis shall embody the results of candidates own research and be accompanied by references to the publications quoted

 

 

10.4

A thesis must attain high standard and be satisfactory as regards to scientific work and literally presentation as well as other respects.

 

 

10.5

A thesis must typed in presentable form in prescribed format. The thesis shall normally be of 80-120 pages of A-4 size paper in length inclusive of tables and graphs but exclusive of bibliography and appendices. The thesis should be bound in hard cover with the title, name of the author and particulars of the course and year on the front cover.

 

 

10.6

a)     The thesis guide must have the degree on health professions         education/medical education as one of the following degrees: PhD,         MSc, MMEd, MHPEd or equivalent degree rocognized by         Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BM&DC) and must         currently possessed in the post not below the rank of Associate         Professor. Thesis guide shall have evidences of research works in         the form of publications.
b)     There may be a co-guide if necessary

 

 

10.7

A candidate must submit four copies of his thesis to the Controller of Examinations within the prescribed time through the Institute along with examination forms.

 

 

10.8

A candidate whose thesis has been satisfactory but who fails to pass thesis defense and Comprehensive oral examination may be readmitted for subsequent examination on payment of usual fees on each occasion. However he/she shall not be required to submit a fresh thesis.

 

 

10.9

If a thesis needs gross modification for any reason, a candidate has to modify or re-write the thesis and re-appear in subsequent examinations on payment of usual fees.

 

 

11

A candidate must Pass final examination within five years of enrolment into the course.

 

 

12

  1. Each successful candidate shall be granted MMEd degree if he/she successfully passes in all the examinations of Part I, II and final examination.
  2. If a successful candidate secures 85% or more of the marks in the aggregate in the final examination he/she be declared to have passed with honors in the subject of examination. Provided he/she passed Part-I, II (final) examination regularly.

 

 

 

13

A thesis which has been accepted shall become the property of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and one copy shall be placed in each of (i) BSMMU Library (ii) Bangladesh National Health Library and Documentation Centre, Mohakhali, Dhaka (iii) The library of the Institute where the candidate was enrolled ((iv) Respective department/ Institute within two weeks of publication of results.

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