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Clarifying Methodologies for Health Professions Education Research: Applications in your workplace- Apply Now

Published: 1/18/2019

“Speakers had wealth of knowledge to share. Topics covered were comprehensive with depth and allow application through various teaching strategies such as group work, hands-on coding, observation."

Atelier Wilson Centre @HOMER 2018


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 grounded theory, ethnography, 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


Tina Martimianakis, Course Lead

Critical Approaches , Discourse Analysis, Identity, Inter-professional Dynamics

Nancy McNaughton, Faculty

Simulation Based Education, Faculty Development and Health Professional Research

Ryan Brydges, Faculty

Experimental Design, Validation, Simulation Education


Issac Lim, Course Lead

Complexity Theory, Social Network Analysis, Organizational Behavior, Teams, Ethnography

Mary Lee, Faculty

Discourse Analysis, Grounded Theory, Communication in teams

Wee-Shiong Lim, Faculty  

Mixed Methods Research, Inter-professional Teams and Leadership

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

01 Dec 2018
Open Registration Application submission
28 Feb 2019Early-Bird Registration deadline
31 Mar 2019Registration deadline
12 April 2019Acceptance status of applicants
30 April 2019Full payment deadline
03 May 2019Detailed 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 28 Feb): $3,250

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- All prices quoted are in Singapore Dollars (SGD) and are subjected 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 12 April 2019, Friday, 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 12 April 2019. Refunds will be subject to an administrative charge and/or charges be borne by the delegates.

  • Cancellations received after 12 April 2019, and 'No-Shows' will not qualify for refunds and the participants remain liable for the full registration fee (not inclusive of GST charges).

    For further information, please contact: 

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