- Online: February, July
1 year part-time
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
Develop a conceptual framework for teaching, learning and research in the health context and across multiple health professions.
Broaden your current expertise with specialist knowledge and skills in clinical education, and educational technology. Your studies will culminate in a real-world project in health professional education.
Graduate Certificate of Health Professional Education
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Medicine and Dentistry
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.
Information published by JCU or otherwise made available to students when applying, may specify additional criteria to be considered in ranking applicants in order of merit if the number of applications exceeds a quota or other limit on the places made available for the course. Information provided by applicants during the application process and any other information obtained by JCU in the application process may be used by JCU to rank applicants in order of merit by reference to those additional criteria.
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. 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:
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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
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 a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure
3 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit 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 credit for subjects completed under this course.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education
I have learned about adult, interactive education and effective strategies for teaching on the ward when time is short. The lectures and assessment are authentic, promoting good work-based learning. The support from JCU staff is excellent.
Dr Angie Nilsson
Master of Health Professional Education
Health Professional Education helps you not just to move into education, but makes you a better clinician. I can educate my patients better and talk to students and colleagues more effectively. The course has given me a passion for research I never thought I’d find.
Associate Professor Louise Young
Course Coordinator, Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education
The suite of Health Professional Education (HPE) subjects are presented at different levels, for a variety of clinical teaching contexts and for all health professionals. Online learning makes this a highly accessible and flexible way to gain postgraduate qualifications.