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Clarifying Methodologies for Health Professions Education Research: Applications in Your Workplace

Published: 1/7/2020

“The course was refreshing, giving new ideas/insights to those who don’t do qualitative research all the time."

Atelier Wilson Centre @HOMER 2019

   This course has been postponed till further notice


Course Synopsis

The Wilson Centre of the University of Toronto, in collaboration with the National Healthcare Group (NHG) in Singapore, are proud to offer a four-day intensive programme in qualitative research for health professionals working in clinical academic contexts. Participants will have the opportunity to hone their research skills through guided seminars, skill-building workshops and exercises led by some of the world’s most respected health professions education researchers. The programme will be conducted in Singapore’s Novena Health City, an inspiring environment for learning and application.


Programme Highlights

Knowledge-building: Attend lectures on research traditions such as case study, ethnography, grounded theory, critical discourse analysis, and mixed methods
Skill-building: Take part in workshops on data collection techniques such as interviews, observations, focus groups and simulation design and learn how to analyze your data
Scaffolding:Integrate new learning every day into your research practice        
Problem-solving:Work through methodological dilemmas in discussion with faculty and fellow participants
Individual work:Develop and present your work to the class for feedback
Group work:Teach-the-teacher


Programme Details here: Atelier Wilson Centre@HOMER 2020 Program.pdf


Khoo Hwee Sing, Principal Research Analyst,

Issac Lim, Head,

Jennifer Cleland, Professor & Director,
MERSU, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Kulamakan (Mahan) Kulasegaram, Scientist,
The Wilson Centre


The Wilson Centre strives to be a global leader in advancing healthcare education and practice through research. Its mission is to foster the discovery of theory and new knowledge relevant to advancing healthcare education and practice, foster the translation of new knowledge by promoting creative synergies between diverse theoretical perspectives, and between theory and practice, and cultivate future research leaders in healthcare education and practice
HOMER, which stands for Health Outcomes and Medical Education Research, was established as a unit within the NHG Education Office, to inform and transform health professions education by providing the strongest evidence for educational practices. It seeks to build the research capacity of NHG's community of health professions education practitioners by enabling clinical educators to conduct rigorous research, and providing avenues to communicate these findings.


Application Process

A.      Required Documents:

Applicants must submit the following required documents [via email:]:

a)  Current Curriculum Vitae

b) Cover letter (not exceeding one page) describing your experience with research in health professions education and your reasons for applying

c) Sample of a completed or work-in-progress study or paper that best exemplifies your qualitative research background (includes published article, manuscript, course paper, thesis, and research proposal or research grant submission)

B.      Application - Important Dates

09 Dec 2019
Open Registration Application submission
29 Feb 2020Early-Bird Registration deadline
31 Mar 2020Registration deadline
13 April 2020Acceptance status of applicants
30 April 2020Full payment deadline
11 May 2020Detailed agenda and pre- reading materials will be sent to all accepted applicants



- There will be a selection process and only successful candidates will be notified by email within two-three weeks of receipt of application.

Please let us know if you need confirmation of early acceptance.

Registration Fee

Course Fee: $3,500


Early-bird Registration (by 29 Feb): $3,250

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- All prices quoted are in Singapore Dollars (SGD) and are subjected to 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

- Registration fee does not include travel arrangements, accommodation and visa fees.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Notice of cancellation must be emailed to the Programme Secretariat by 13 April 2020, Monday, 2359hrs, at

  • Fifty percent (50%) of the registration fees only (not inclusive of administrative and GST charges) will be refunded for cancellations made on or before 13 April 2020. Refunds will be subjected to an administrative charge and will be borne by the delegates.

  • Cancellations received after 13 April 2020, and 'No-Shows' will not qualify for refunds and the participants remain liable for the full registration fee (not inclusive of GST).

    For further information, please contact: 

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