The College of Medicine and Dentistry has a strong interest and track record in medical education and health career preparation across the continuum, from the undergraduate years through to continuing professional development.
Our goal is to train health professionals to be equipped and willing to meet the priority health needs of the population in rural and remote Australia, with a distinct focus on underserved communities, tropical medicine, and the health of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. All courses can be studied by external mode using innovative technologies and regular contact with lecturers.
All postgraduate coursework courses are tailored for busy professionals working in the health sector including:
|Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval||6 months full-time||On campus; Off campus|
|Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance||12 months part-time||Limited|
|Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education||1 year part-time||Off campus|
|Graduate Certificate of Pharmaceutical Public Health||1 year part-time||Off campus|
|Graduate Certificate of Travel Medicine||6 months full-time||On campus; Off campus|
|Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology||1 year full-time||Limited|
|Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education||1 year full-time||Off campus|
|Graduate Diploma of Orthodontics||2 years part-time||Limited|
|Graduate Diploma of Public Health and Tropical Medicine||1 year full-time||On campus; Off campus|
|Graduate Diploma of Rural and Remote Medicine||1 year full-time||On campus; Off campus|
|Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice||1 year full time||On campus; Off campus|
|Graduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy||1 year full-time||Limited|
You may also choose to study single subjects. Gain skills to engage in basic research and evaluation in health settings, that can also help you to move to undertake higher level qualifications. These subjects are available to health professionals or postgraduate students in health science programs.
For more information contact Dr Robyn Preston, Subject Coordinator:
“The Master of Health Professional Education is relevant and provides hands-on experience, greatly assisting my transition from nursing clinician to academic. With encouragement from the course coordinator, I have submitted two paper to peer reviewed journals and this has been a remarkable experience. I would encourage anyone seeking to develop a deeper understanding of teaching and learning, and applying new knowledge in real working situations, to enrol in this course.”
Colleen Ryan, studying a Master of Health in Professional Education
“The topics covered in JCU’s Master of Health Professional Education have allowed me to improve my teaching, supervision and management of Allied Health students and Allied Health clinicians. All the subjects have been practical and related to my current work, giving me more skills and the confidence to pursue future research.”
Beverley Harwood, Studying a Master of Health Professional Education
“I have learned about adult, interactive education and effective strategies for teaching on the ward when time is short. My confidence in the education of medical students, interns, junior doctors, GP Registrars and indeed my peers has improved. The lectures and assessment are authentic, promoting good work-based learning. The support from JCU staff is excellent.”
Merrilee Frankish, Studying a Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education
For information and queries directly related to postgraduate coursework opportunities: