Postgraduate

Master of Health Professions Education - Coursework and Dissertation

This course fosters interdisciplinary discussion and is designed to suit a range of health professionals who seek to develop their knowledge and skills in health professional education.

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Masters of Health Professions Education

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme have forged exciting careers as educators, researchers, practitioners and clinicians, and have worked across diverse fields and industries including higher education institutes, public regulatory bodies, and community and healthcare service organisations.
Masters of Health Professions Education

Career Pathways

This degree is designed for professionals interested in further study who are seeking to familiarise themselves with recent developments in the field or to enhance their intellectual and research skills.
This degree is designed for professionals interested in further study who are seeking to familiarise themselves with recent developments in the field or to enhance their intellectual and research skills.

Kirsty Haywood

Kirsty Haywood

Kirsty Haywood

Kirsty Haywood

Kirsty Haywood

Kirsty Haywood

Further Study

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Fees and scholarships

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

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
72
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

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.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
72
Total Course Fee - 2020
$58,650.00
Total Course Fee - 2021
$61,050.00

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 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
or
(b)(i) a bachelor's degree in a health, biomedical or biological sciences-related discipline, or an equivalent qualification; and
(ii) at least one year of relevant professional experience;
or
(c)(i) completed the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education or Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education at UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in all core units.

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

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This course fosters interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration and is designed to suit a range of health professionals who seek to develop their knowledge and skills in health professional education. Fundamental issues in health professional education are addressed and a range of options in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Education are offered. Students can also pursue a particular area of research interest within health professional education. Due to the structure of the course, International Students can only commence in Semester 1, February, each year.

 

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

The course is designed to advance the skills of our healthcare educators by imparting a deeper understanding of issues around leadership, education, research and primary care to deliver the highest standard of medical and healthcare education.
Master of Health Professions Education - Coursework and Dissertation

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, For Semester 2 intakes contact us
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
  • 90570
CRICOS code
  • 058208E
Master of Health Professions Education - Coursework and Dissertation
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, For Semester 2 intakes contact us
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
  • 90570
CRICOS code
  • 058208E
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 years
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Health Professions Education - Coursework and Dissertation

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Take unit(s) to a value 30 points from Group A and unit(s) to a value of 24 points from Group C;

or

take unit(s) to a value 24 points from Group A and unit(s) to a value of 6 points from Group B and unit(s) to a value of 24 points from Group C;

or

take unit(s) to a value of 18 points from Group A and unit(s) to a value of 12 points from Group B and unit(s) to a value of 24 points from Group C.
Core
Take all units (18 points):
Option - Group A
Take unit(s) according to sequence notes:
Option - Group B
Take unit(s) according to sequence notes:
Option - Group C
Take unit(s) according to sequence notes:
Study your way

Flexible study

The Master of 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
Masters of Health Professions Education

Who should study this course?

This course is suitable for health professionals who seek to develop their knowledge and skills in health professional education. Fundamental issues in health professional education are addressed by fostering interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration, while developing knowledge and skills as educators within their field.

Masters of Health Professions Education
Masters of Health Professions Education

What you'll learn

You’ll be able to

  • Plan, design, implement, assess and evaluate an educational programme
  • Develop a strategy for further learning as a health professions educator
  • Develop your skills and practice as teachers
Masters of Health Professions Education
Student story

Kirsty Haywood

Student story
Kirsty Haywood
Student Experience

Andrew Lim

Student Experience
Andrew Lim

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. The Master of 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.
  2. The School is supported by its world-class research programs and industry collaborations.
  3. Multi-disciplinary, passionate teaching team with sustained teaching excellence recognised at various levels, including nationally.