Suez Canal University offers Online Postgraduate Diploma of Health Professions Education

Health Professions play an important role in helping people to prevent disease and promote health. Does the training of physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, dentists, pharmacists and other health professionals have the quality that enables graduates to deliver high standard services? And do those who teach and train such professionals have the vision, the knowledge and the skills to plan, deliver and improve their education? The process of developing educational training programs for health professionals to ensure optimum health care delivery deserves the full attention of both professionals and educators. The diploma of health Professions Education (DHPE) aims at providing participants with the intellectual means needed to attain this goal.


The 5-year goal of the program is to train 5% of Health Professionals Education faculty across the country of Somalia. The diploma curriculum is designed to ensure that the alumni of this program will educate other educators in their institutions and make a real impact on HPE in Somalia.

Specifications of the “Joint Diploma of Health Professions Education”:

I- Program Title:

Post-Graduate Diploma of Health Professions Education between Suez Canal University in Egypt and Darul Hikmah University in Somalia” or PDHPE

II- Providers of the Program:

Medical Education Department at the Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University (Distance Learning part) in collaboration with the Darul Hikmah University,Mogadishu-Somalia (face to face, on campus part).

III- Provider of the Degree:

Medical Education Department at the Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University.

V- Beneficiaries:  

The Diploma in Health Professions Education will be only offered to Somali Faculty representing all Health Professions Education (like Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing, health sciences)

VI- Program Duration:

The course of the diploma will be taught in 7 units, 6 weeks each. Accordingly, the whole duration of the Diploma course would be 42 weeks.

There is no definite deadline for registration in the program. This is because the program is a continuum of seven educational units meaning that the fellows can join the program at any point in its cycle and to be graduated at the same point in the following year.

The Registration of the fellows will continue automatically unless termination of this agreement is requested by either side.


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