RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education


RCSI's Health Professions Education Centre (HPEC Dublin) and the Professional Development Unit (RCSI Bahrain) launched the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education. The programme aims to support the faculty in their teaching role and to contribute significantly to their professional development.

Around 30 staff signed up for the course and a mix of 10 RCSI Bahrain faculty and clinicians from teaching hospitals were shortlisted to start in March. Professor Teresa Pawlikowska, Director of HPEC, and Dr Martina Crehan, Curriculum Innovator, delivered the first module of the programme and will deliver additional modules at a later stage.

"I am very happy to be in Bahrain to deliver the same programme that was delivered in Dublin, said Professor Pawlikowska, "and to contribute to the professional development of the faculty."Dr Kathryn Strachan, Head of Professional Development Unit (PDU) advised that "this programme is not only in line with RCSI Bahrain's strategy for teaching and learning, but is also consistent with the Kingdom of Bahrain's National Strategy to achieve excellence in teaching. We hope to run the programme again in the new academic year."