Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
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.
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
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Course learning outcomes
The Graduate Diploma 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 as a lead educator to deliver best practice teaching and learning opportunities for students in the health professions. They will possess expertise in leading 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 Diploma of Health Professional Education will be able to:
HS5405:03 Teaching for Learning in the Health Professions
HS5406:03 Strategies for Clinical Teaching
HS6405:03 Assessment and Evaluation in Health Professional Education
HS6407:03 Curriculum Design and Renewal in Health Professional Education
HS6408:03 Leadership in Health Professional Education
Select 6 credit points of subjects from one the following groups of specified HS and NS level 5 subjects
HS5409:03 Innovative Teaching in the Health Professions
HS5410:03 Health Professional Education through Action Research
(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
Select three credit points of elective subjects approved by the Course Coordinator
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 Graduate Certificate in Health Professional 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.