Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education

This course looks at teaching and learning, assessment and research methods in health professional education.

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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Careers and further study

Explore the career opportunities available to you.

Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme have forged exciting careers as:

  • Health Professions Educator
  • Staff Development Educator
  • Medical Educator
  • Clinical Educator
Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education

Career Pathways

This degree will provide the skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding you'll need to help you take the next step in your career.
This degree will provide the skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding you'll need to help you take the next step in your career.

Further Study

Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education, Master of Health Professions Education, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education, Master of Health Professions Education, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a relevant bachelor's degree1, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
or
(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.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

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.

DollarThis course has recently become subsidised for Australian residents through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Visit our fee calculator for new CSP rates and an estimate on your course fees.

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.

Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • 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.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 90210
CRICOS code
  • 058206G
Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • 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.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 90210
CRICOS code
  • 058206G
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 semester
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education
Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education

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
Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education
Study your way

Flexible study

The Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education is designed so you can balance your work and studies. 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.
Study your way

Scholarships

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

  1. This course is now subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP). Apply now to save on your course fees.
  2. 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.
  3. Multi-disciplinary, passionate teaching team with sustained teaching excellence recognised at various levels, including nationally.