Master of Health Professional Education
Make a difference to healthcare education with the Master of Health Professional Education at JCU. Gain a valued qualification from a leading university in rural and remote health in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.
JCU’s Master of Health Professional Education (HPE) equip graduates with specialist educator skills that are applicable to a wide range of clinical and healthcare settings. Graduates have the advantage of a qualification in education in addition to their clinical discipline.
HPE is applicable to a range of healthcare settings. Graduates pursue careers in private and public hospitals; tertiary, rural and remote health services; and in community settings and clinics.
Graduates find work as educators in medicine, nursing, dentistry and all allied health professions. You could find employment as a lead clinical educator, supervisor or preceptor for health students in your discipline.
This JCU course is for you if you're already a health professional and you aspire to make a difference in healthcare as a health professional educator or educational researcher. It focuses on teaching and learning in health contexts, and includes completion of projects in health professional education.
You'll gain a sound theoretical foundation and learn practical teaching skills required to teach and supervise students in the health professions, along with educational research competencies. JCU aims to provide you with the skills required to be a leader in your field. You'll experience:
- Online curriculum, so you can continue to work while you study
- Recognition for achieving a degree from a university that is a recognised leader in rural and remote health, tropical medicine and health in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region
- The opportunity to learn from JCU's highly-qualified staff
- Extensive support throughout your studies
- Opportunities to benefit from JCU's research partnerships and networks with Australian Indigenous, rural and remote communities and international organisations.
This course is for health professionals who aspire to work in a leadership role in health education and research. Become a leader in improving clinical teaching and education research in all health professions including medicine, nursing, dentistry, and allied health.
Focus on teaching and learning in health contexts with specific strategies applicable to clinical settings. Develop knowledge and skills in teaching and learning in clinical contexts, educational technologies, assessment, evaluation, curriculum design, leadership and research based on evidence and relevant to your career in health. Take advantage of flexible, online delivery with consistent support from JCU’s outstanding teachers.
Help shape the future of health care. JCU Health Professional Education graduates have specialist education skills applicable to all clinical settings and contexts.
Consult the handbook for more information.
Take note of the duration, cost and campus availability of your selected course. You may wish to include a second course preference.
- Register using your full legal name as it appears on your passport.
- 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.
- Complete all the questions and upload all your documents. You can save and continue the application later if you need to.
- Submit your application.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Master of Health Professional Education
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
Graduates of the Master 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
HS7500:06 Research Project 1
HS7501:06 Research Project 2
Select one 3 credit point postgraduate subject
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
3 years 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 Credit Transfer Procedure.
18 credit points except where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then credit 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).
Credit will be granted only for subjects completed in the last 6 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 14 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit 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 credit.
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 credit 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.
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 students.