The Maastricht School of Health Professions Education (SHE) is a graduate school for education, research and innovation in health professions education. SHE provides high quality multidisciplinary research and teaching and helps to innovate educational programmes. By providing the basics, SHE educates future leaders and opens the door for better healthcare in the future.
"SHE Collaborates", the office for international collaboration in health professions education within SHE, offers a tailored approach to innovative training and consulting in the areas of education, management, and research around the globe.
Educational research is essential for finding new and better ways to educate health professionals. The general aim of all SHE research, including the PhD programme, is to provide support for research and innovation in health professions education. SHE’s research programme concentrates on two main research themes: Learning & Innovative Learning Environments and Assessment & Evaluation.
SHE has more than 35 years of experience implementing student-centered learning in medicine and the health sciences with strong connections to the paramedical field. SHE covers the full educational spectrum: online and campus-based courses are designed to improve health professions education. The educational offer covers a full range from short courses and more specialized focus courses to certificate courses, to full degree programmes such as a Master of Science and PhD programme. SHE has a strong belief in lifelong learning and guarantees a broad range of quality, student-centered programmes.
“All too often we teach in a way that is only based on tradition because 'we have always done it that way'. We must appreciate that providing information is not sufficient to establish learning.”
“We give our students and PhDs a solid foundation based on our strengths in education and educational research, and ultimately they become leaders in the domain of health professions education. We'er educating a new generation of health professionals”
“The teaching of highly complex and critical skills such as medical diagnosis is typically based on common sense, intuition, and anecdotic evidence. As a result, teaching methods are often far from optimal.”
A project intitiated by WUN partner, the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA), in the framework of the Erasmus+ CBHE programme has been awarded a grant of 1 million Euro. The project titled University Development and Innovation – Africa (UDI-A) aims to support four African Universities in the Lusophone countries, Angola and Mozambique, in developing their capacities to contribute to sustainable and inclusive development