Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Institute of Leadership launches new MSc in the United Arab Emirates

02 September 2013

The RCSI Institute of Leadership is delighted to announce the commencement of its new MSc in Leadership in Health Professions Education in the United Arab Emirates. 

Delivered in partnership with the University of Sharjah, this program is designed specifically for health profession education institutes, residency program directors and healthcare leaders.  The program focuses on supporting participants in becoming effective teachers, mentors, supervisors and educational leaders.

Commencing in October 2013 this part-time MSc program will be delivered using a blended-learning model of classroom and web-based instruction.  The program has double accreditation status, being accredited by the National University of Ireland and the United Arab Emirates Commission for Academic Accreditation on behalf of the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research.

Professor Ciaran O’Boyle said "This novel programme is unique in bringing together the strengths of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the University of Sharjah. The programme is successfully established in Ireland and the new collaboration with the University of Sharjah provides the opportunity to make it widely available in the region. The unique feature of the programme is that, in addition, to developing the knowledge and skills of participants in relation to education and assessment, the participants are provided with the opportunity to develop their leadership capabilities".