Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education
What to expect
How to apply
This program is designed for health professionals to gain in-depth knowledge and skills for careers in health professional education. The Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education provides you with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to improve clinical teaching in all health professions including medicine, nursing, dentistry, and allied health.
This course is designed to provide health professionals with an understanding of specific strategies related to teaching in clinical settings. Clinical teachers are being recruited from a wide variety of clinical settings including urban and rural hospitals, general practices, and community clinics.
Clinical teachers are also involved in the teaching of post-registration health professionals who are working towards their professional qualifications, such as GP registrars and hospital residents.
While these teachers have registered qualifications within their disciplines, the majority do not have formal qualifications in teaching. This course is designed to develop educator skills for busy health professionals.
What you will learn
This course is suitable for health professionals to gain in-depth knowledge and skills for careers in health professional education and research. It focuses on teaching and learning in health contexts, and completion of a project in health professional education.
The principal aim of these courses is to provide a sound theoretical foundation and practical teaching skills for those involved in teaching students in the health professions.
They focus on:
- Theoretical perspectives of health professional education
- Practical skills for health professional education
- Development of a conceptual framework for teaching, learning, and research in the health professions
- Knowledge and skills in assessment, curriculum design, and leadership in health education
- Evidence-based health profession education
- Experience undertaking educational research.
How you will study
This course is delivered externally and is available part time and full time.
Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.
Fees and scholarships
Pathways to JCU
Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education
Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Division of 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 of 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 for students and trainees in all health professions. The course introduces basic and advanced concepts essential for learning, teaching and supervising in clinical settings. Graduates will be equipped with skills to become lead educators for their health profession.
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education will be able to:
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HS5405:03 Teaching for Learning in the Health Professions
HS5406:03 Strategies for Clinical Teaching
HS5409:03 Innovative Teaching in the Health Professions
HS5410:03 Health Professional Education using Action Research
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 one 3 credit point postgraduate subject approved by the Course Coordinator
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
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 a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
12 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 6 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 11 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit 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 credit for subjects completed under this course.
Annual Tuition Fee: $25,240 (Estimate only)
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.