Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
GDN – Graduate Diploma
Completion of an undergraduate course at this or another university with minimum of 2 years work experience. In exceptional circumstances, students may be admitted on conditional terms, at the discretion of the Course Committee.
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Masters/Graduate Diploma degrees.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional entry requirements
In some instances students may be called for interview, prior to admission.
Post admission requirements
For flexible delivery option, computer and internet access is required.
31 December (mid year entry the following year)
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Graduate Diploma Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
HS5405:03 Introduction to Health Professional Education
HS5406:03 Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions
HS6405:03 Assessment in Health Education
HS6406:03 Evaluation in Health Education
HS6407:03 Curriculum Design in Health Education
HS6408:03 Leadership in Health Education
Select 6 credit points of specified HS and NS level 5 subjects
HS5409:03 Learning and Teaching about the Consultation
HS5410:03 Health Professional Practice in Education
NS5407:03 Contemporary Issues in Nurse Education
NS5408:03 Implementation of Clinical Teaching Strategies
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
12 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 6 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 9 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
This is a joint degree
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 12 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Certificate of Clinical Education.
Candidates who complete this course are eligible for entry to the equivalent graduate courses, available at the time, within JCU guidelines and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course.
Where coursework is completed at a grade point average of 6 or above, the Pro Vice Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Head of School of Medicine and Dentistry may recommend the award of a Master of Health Professional Education with Distinction.