Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education

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Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education

Location
External
Available to international students by distance education/external study only
Commencing
February, July
Duration
2 years part-time
Attendance mode
External
Entry Requirements
AHPRA registration as a health professional; AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant discipline plus 2 years relevant experience; or equivalent
CRICOS code
Not applicable
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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.

What you need to know before you apply

Certified copies of supporting documents

You must supply the following information with your application:

  • Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
  • The Grading Scale used at the institution(s) where you have undertaken your studies
  • English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
  • Your passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)

You can speed up the application process by emailing copies of your documents to internationaladmissions@jcu.edu.au. If your application is approved you must then post certified copies and/or documents to:

James Cook International
James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4811, AUSTRALIA

If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide both certified translations and a certified copy of the original document.

An acceptable certified document is a photocopy of the original document, signed and certified as a copy of the original by a public notary, registered agent of JCU, or a representative of the institution. Copies of certified copies are not acceptable.

Credit and Articulation

Before applying for credit for previous studies you should read the Credit and Articulation Procedure. You can review any possible credits you may have with our Credit Calculator. When you apply for credit you must submit the course syllabi (subject outline) for each relevant subject and ensure the subject corresponds to a similar JCU subject.

Entry requirements

As well as having the prerequisites for this course, you must also meet minimum academic and language requirements.

Check the minimum English language proficiency requirements for this course in the Course Handbook.

If you meet the academic requirements for this course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will receive a packaged offer. This includes the opportunity to take an English language program as well as an offer to study a degree at JCU. Your JCU degree offer will be conditional on you gaining a certain grade in your English program.

Application deadlines

  • 31 January for commencement in teaching period 1 (semester 1)
  • 30 June for commencement in teaching period 2 (semester 2)

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – application deadlines vary for Singapore and Brisbane. View academic calendars.

How to apply

Gather electronic copies of your documentation, including an Application for Credit form, if relevant.

Register using your full legal name as it appears on your passport.

Complete all questions, upload all documents, and submit your application. You may wish to include a second course preference.

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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 at enquiries@jcu.edu.au or phone: +61 7 4781 5601

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Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education

Handbook year

2020

Course code

107006

Course type

Graduate Diploma (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 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.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

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:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge relating to the principles, methods and techniques of curriculum design and implementation that includes an understanding of recent developments in health professional education

  • Critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise models and theories of teaching and learning, assessment, evaluation and curriculum design for learning and benchmarking in health professional education at an advanced level

  • Apply leadership skills and problem-solving strategies for working with clinical teachers in health profession education

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

  • Demonstrate personal autonomy and accountability for own professional development as a “lead” 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

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

OPTIONS

Select one 3 credit point postgraduate subject approved by the Course Coordinator

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

External only

Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years

Maximum time to complete

5 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

No

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points

Currency

Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 6 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

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.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Approved abbreviation

GDipHlthProfEd

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

Course articulation

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: AUD$32,280 (Estimate only)

Course fees are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.

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, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependents accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international student.

Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.