Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)
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 extenuating circumstances some students may be called for interview, prior to admission.
Post admission requirements
For flexible delivery option, computer and internet access is required.
36 credit points as per course structure.
Course learning outcomes
The Masters in Health Professional Education enables health professionals to complete a postgraduate qualification which enhances their teaching and learning skills to an advanced level.
Graduates of the Master 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
HS7500:06 Research Project 1
HS7501:06 Research Project 2
Select 6 credit points of subjects from one the following groups
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
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
18 months 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
Students may apply for exemption for previous tertiary study where appropriate in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
18 credit points except where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then advanced standing may be granted for more than two-thirds of the new award, where there is subject equivalence between the awards (e.g. 24 credit points for Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education).
Advanced standing will be granted only for subjects completed in the last 6 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
Studies and/or professional experiences undertaken to fulfil the entry requirements to JCU awards may not be used for advanced standing.
MASTER OF HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have 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 OR Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 24 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education.
Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to equivalent graduate courses available at the time, within JCU guidelines and may be granted advanced standing for subjects completed under this course.
Where coursework is completed at a grade point average of 6 or above, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, on the recommendation of the College Dean may recommend the award of a Master of Health Professional Education with Distinction.