Course and Subject Handbook 2014 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education

Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education

Course Code

107011

Version

1

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Registration as a nurse, doctor of medicine or health professional in Australia; or

Completion of an appropriate bachelor degree; or

Completion of qualifications recognised as equivalent to the above

or

By permission of the Head of School.

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 selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course learning outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education enables health professionals working in regional and remote tropical Australia to complete a postgraduate qualification to enhance their teaching and learning skills with undergraduate health students whom they teach and supervise.

They will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to deliver best practice teaching and learning opportunities for students in the health professions. They will possess expertise in improving teaching and learning opportunities for students training in a range of professions across the health sector and will be committed to responsible, ethical and professional conduct in lead roles as educators. Graduates will work to foster their practice through professional development and the application of evidence-based practice.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education will be able to:

  • Apply advanced knowledge of educational theoretical concepts, student‐centred and adult learning principles, and evidence-based techniques for teaching and learning in clinical practice contexts

  • Plan, implement and evaluate learning, teaching and assessment experiences, with an emphasis on reflective practice, to learning and teaching in a clinical context

  • Apply an evidence-based approach through action research skills in health professional education

  • Interpret and apply principles, theories and methods of medical/health professional education through high-level written and spoken English

  • Demonstrate personal autonomy and accountability for own professional development as an educator.

Course Structure

Core Subjects

HS5405:03 Teaching for Learning in the Health Professions

HS5406:03 Strategies for Clinical Teaching

Options

Select 6 credit points of subjects from one the following groups

Group 1

HS5409:03 Innovative Teaching in the Health Professions

HS5410:03 Health Professional Education through Action Research

Group 2

(Note: This group is only available for health practitioners currently registered as nurses)

NS5407:03 Contemporary Issues in Nurse Education

NS5408:03 Implementation of Clinical Teaching Strategies

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not eligible

Maximum allowed

Nil

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable, this course does not include majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable