E-Learning in Medical Sciences

SchoolVirtual School
DepartmentDepartment of e-Learning


Program Description:


E-Learning Planning is an interdisciplinary fast growing field drawing on the findings of various backgrounds including educational sciences, e-learning and medical sciences. This PhD mainly intend to train graduates in the field of e-learning planning; paying critical attention to special features of medical field including clinical and laboratory practice and patient safety. In addition, capabilities such as leadership, implementing and doing applied research and theory development in e-learning systems are considered in this program.



Expected Competencies at the End of the Program

General Competencies*

At the end of the program graduates will be competent in the following areas:

  • Applying evidence-based leadership and management
  • Developing critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Realizing professionalism and ethical codes
  • Communicating and team working
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Conducting research and writing scientific paper

Specific Competencies and Skills

  • Effective teaching in virtual and face to face environments
  • Establishing e-learning systems
  • Establishing blended learning for face to face programs
  • Developing multimedia contents
  • Evaluating and accrediting e-learning programs and institutions
  • Planning and choosing appropriate e-learning software

Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns: Degree in medicine, dentistry, Pharmacy, or a M.Sc. in e-learning in medical sciences, medical education, educational technology in medical sciences, by one of the Iranian or foreign universities.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved general physician program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.

Duration:  4 years

Courses and number of credits:

Compensatory:                         10 credits

Special Courses:                          17 credits

Electives                                  5  credits

Thesis:                                          20 credits

Total:                                            52 credits

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of E-Learning in Medical Sciences .

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of e-Learning in Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: : Dr. Mitra Gharib

Tel.:  (+98 21) 42036001

Email  : gharibmi@sina.tums.ac.ir - virtual_intl@tums.ac.ir

Address: No. 2, Dolatshahi Alley., Naderi St., Keshavarz Blvd, Tehran, Iran   

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 168

Email: admission@tums.ac.ir

Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


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