Little History of DHPE

About DHPE

DHPE in a few lines

It is: professional, accelerated, feasible and affordable.

Professional; focuses mainly on professional skills, rather than abstract theories, highly needed for medical educators like teaching/learning skills, curriculum design, and students’ assessment.

Accelerated; 44-week.

Feasible; mainly a distance learning course that allows students to stay in their home institutions and learn interactively through e-learning.

It costs only $ 2000 which covers the tuition fees, books, and evaluation and certification costs.

Description of DHPE

• The DHPE is an annual 44-week credit-hour based program, conducted through distance learning.

• It is formed of 7 blocks, six weeks each. In each of the units, various contributing disciplines are organized around a central theme.

• The overall theme of the curriculum, which provides coherence to the program as a whole, will be ‘The competencies required for an educationalist in the health professions domain’.

Who are we?

The Faculty of Medicine of Suez Canal University (FOM-SCU) is a community Oriented/Based, Problem-Based, Student-Centered School. It has a reputable history in the field of medical education since 1977. It has provided a repository for resources such as consultants, innovative curricula, data sets, syllabi and instructional material to a number of HPEI in Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean Region. In 1987, in was declared as WHO Collaborating Center in Medical Education and continued to be so till now. In 2010, it was declared by the Egyptian National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education as the first accredited higher education institution in Egypt.

In 2001, the Medical Education Department at the Suez Canal University (MED-SCU) was established. It was the first department to be founded in medical education in all the Egyptian universities and the Arab Region. MED-SCU addresses the challenges and threats to the delivery of proper medical education and provides Diplomas, Masters, and PhDs in health professions education, as well as short-term training courses. Goodbye…. The Eighth batch fellows of the Diploma of Health Professions Education (DHPE) who graduated December 2016 in the main Conference Hall of the Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University. Welcome… The 9th batch fellows of DHPE who started the program on Saturday, October 8th, 2016.