Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education

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Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education

This course is designed to provide health professionals with an understanding of teaching and learning for health students in the clinical context. The Graduate Certificate 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.

Campus
External
Start dates
February, July
Duration
1 year part-time
Study mode
Off campus
Prerequisites
Registration as a nurse, doctor of medicine or other health professional in Australia; or AQF Level 7 bachelor degree in relevant discipline with 2 years relevant experience; or equivalent

Course highlights

James Cook University is a recognised leader in rural and remote health, tropical medicine and health in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

  • New teaching facilities including a medical research laboratory
  • Research partnerships with Indigenous Australian communities and international organisations
  • Clinical schools in Cairns, Mackay, Atherton and the Northern Territory.

The Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education provides students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to improve their clinical teaching of students in all health professions including medicine, nursing, dentistry, and the allied health professions.

Topics covered include theories of learning, learning styles, microskills teaching, clinical teaching, assessment, and action research skills. Modules are generic and therefore applicable to any/all of the health professions.

This course is delivered externally and is available part time and full time.

Course overview

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.

How to apply

Take note of the duration, cost and campus availability of your selected course. You may wish to include a second course preference.

  1. Register using your full legal name as it appears on your passport.
  2. Gather electronic copies of your documentation including advanced standing application if relevant. You will need to provide original certified copies of your documents once your application has been approved.
  3. Complete all the questions and upload all your documents. You can save and continue the application later if you need to.
  4. Submit your application.
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Handbook

Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education

Handbook year

2019

Course code

107011

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

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.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

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. The course introduces basic concepts essential for learning,  teaching  and supervising in clinical settings for health professionals.

Students will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes as effective educators to deliver best practice teaching and learning opportunities for students in all health professions.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education will be able to:

  • Apply advanced knowledge of educational theoretical concepts, student‐centred and adult learning principles, and evidence-based techniques for teaching and learning in clinical practice contexts

  • Plan, implement and evaluate learning, teaching and assessment experiences, with an emphasis on reflective practice, to learning and teaching in a clinical context

  • Apply an evidence-based approach through action research skills in health professional education

  • Interpret and apply principles, theories and methods of medical/health professional education through high-level written and spoken English

  • Demonstrate personal autonomy and accountability for own professional development as an educator.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent RequirementsInherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.
Reasonable adjustmentsReasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

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

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

External only

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

3 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

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.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Approved abbreviation

GCertHlthProfEd

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not include majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

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.

Entry requirements

Completion of a recognised, appropriate undergraduate degree, or equivalent prior learning including appropriate professional experience.

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

If you meet the academic requirements for a course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will be issued a JCU degree offer conditional upon achieving the required scores in an approved English test. You can undertake an English program at JCU to improve your skills prior to sitting your English test. If you are interested in doing this please email internationaladmissions@jcu.edu.au

Fees and costs

For more information, refer to the relevant course fee information in the 2019 International Postgraduate Guide (PDF, 8019 KB)

A Student Services and Amenities fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.

Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependants accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Help with your application

If you need help with your application, or would like to change your preferences (e.g. course, campus, commencing semester) after you have submitted your application please contact JCU International Admissions:

Email enquiries@jcu.edu.au
Phone +61 7 4781 5601

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This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.