- Online: February, July
3 years part-time
Registration as a nurse, medical doctor or other health professional in Australia; or AQF level 7 bachelor degree in relevant discipline plus 2 years experience; or equivalent
Master of Health Professional Education
Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)
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.
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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
HS7405:03 Research Methodologies for Health Professionals
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
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 a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning 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 12 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.
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.