Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education
The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009
131 UWA (131 892)
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Graduates of this programme have forged exciting careers as:
- Health Professions Educator
- Staff Development Educator
- Medical Educator
- Clinical Educator
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Postgraduate – Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points. (Courses may teach up to 72 points in a year)
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If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.
(a) a relevant bachelor's degree1, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) a level and duration of health-related education and professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.
1A relevant bachelor's degree includes a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, and a bachelor's degree in a health, biomedical or biological sciences-related discipline.
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The course explores teaching and learning, assessment, research methods in health professions education and offers participants a range of options in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Sciences.
About the course
Fundamental issues in health professional education are addressed by fostering interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration, while developing knowledge and skills as educators within their field.
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1
- The estimated time commitment is 4 to 6 hours per unit per week, which includes contact hours and personal study, with additional hours required to complete assessments.
Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.
UWA offers a range of degrees in Health Professions Education:
- Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education - 0.5 years
- Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education - 1 year
- Master of Health Professions Education (coursework and dissertation) - 1.5 years
- Master of Health Professions Education (Thesis and Coursework) - 1.5 years
What you'll learn
You'll learn to:
- Apply educational principles and theories to facilitate teaching and learning in health related contexts
- Design and critique assessment tools used in the education of health professionals
- Apply the principles of research design, including the ability to critique relevant health professions-related educational literature
- Develop knowledge and skills in particular areas of interest in health professions-related education through the available elective units
The following available scholarships relate to this course. Other scholarships to support your studies may be available through your workplace or college.
3 reasons to study Health Professions Education
- This course is now subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP). Apply now to save on your course fees.
- Our flexible delivery mode gives you the opportunity to study full time or part time through a combination of face-to-face teaching and online, additionally each year some units are also available as intensive short courses.
- Multi-disciplinary, passionate teaching team with sustained teaching excellence recognised at various levels, including nationally.