Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Health and Medicine
Registration as a nurse, doctor of medicine or other health professional in Australia; or
Completion of an appropriate AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline, with 2 years relevant experience or equivalent.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II 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.
24 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
The Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education enables health professionals to complete a postgraduate qualification to enhance their teaching and learning skills with undergraduate health students whom they teach and supervise.
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
HS7410:03: Curriculum Design and Renewal in Health Professional Education
HS7411:03 Leadership in Health Professional Education
Select 6 credit points of subjects from one the following groups of specified HS5 and NS5 subjects
HS5409:03 Innovative Teaching in the Health Professions
HS5410:03 Health Professional Education using Action Research
(Note: This group is only available for health practitioners currently registered as nurses)
NS5407:03 Contemporary Issues in Nurse Education
NS5408:03 Clinical Teaching in Nursing and Midwifery
Select three credit points of any postgraduate 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
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and 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 student has not completed this course.
GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not include majors
Exit with lesser award
Students 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 of Health Professional Education
Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Health Professional Education. Students may be granted advanced standing for subjects completed under this course.