Graduate Certificate (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 selection 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.
12 credit points
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:
HS5405:03 Teaching for Learning in the Health Professions
HS5406:03 Strategies for Clinical Teaching
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
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year 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.
3 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable – this course does not include majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education and the Master of Health Professional Education. Students may be granted advanced standing for subjects completed under this course.