Health Professions Education

Lead and transform education in the health professions


If you are planning a career in health or already have a background in health or science and are interested in educational research around teaching and supervision in the health professions, our courses may interest you.

Our division of Health Professions Education provides undergraduate education in health humanities and offers postgraduate health professionals a unique pathway to become qualified in teaching, course design, leading and implementing educational change, and conducting research in education as health professionals.

The division has considerable expertise and experience in designing and delivering tailor-made programs and intensive short courses, aimed at teaching health professionals and leaders in the health education sector. Our courses can be delivered both face to face and online.

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Our staff offer consultancy services on curriculum design and program evaluation

Our courses cater for a range of health professionals in different roles

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Our graduates have enhanced capabilities as leaders, managers, researchers and educators

Education Research Symposium

This year we have extended our collaboration with Allied Health, Nursing and Medical Education at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) by collaboratively organising an Education Research Symposium on May 10th at the University Club of Western Australia. Following the opening by Professor David Sadler (DVC- Education) there was a keynote address on Interprofessional Learning and Collaborative Practice by Associate Professor Monica Moran, WA Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) entitled “None of us is as smart as all of us – the case for learning to work together.” The day progressed with 37 short oral communications from academics, clinicians and research students via three streams:

  • Skills required for contemporary health education 
  • Scholarship of clinical education 
  • The role of consumers in health education 
View the Education Research Symposium program abstracts here
One of the key strengths of the Master of Health Professions Education course relates to the varied educational and occupational backgrounds of the staff and students undertaking the course. I have found it invaluable to learn from the experiences of others, their perceived mistakes, the settings in which they have occurred and the overall outcomes achieved.Dr Andrew Lim, Consultant Rheumatologist
The course has given me the opportunity to apply the theory of teaching and learning in the workplace. It has opened my eyes to better ways of enhancing learning for therapists and it is rewarding to know I am now providing education with a sound theory behind it.Sonja de Munck, Occupational Therapist

Health Humanities

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