Postgraduate

Master of Health Professions Education (Online) (Coursework and Dissertation)

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

Telephone

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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.

Master of Health Professions Education (Online)

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.
Master of Health Professions Education (Online)

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

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 Student Fees

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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 Student Fees

There is no current fee information available for this course. Please visit the fee calculator to browse course fees from a previous year, or other courses.

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.

This course has higher ELC requirements. Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.0 and no band less than 6.5. For more information visit ELC requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

This online 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 option units from a number of Schools and discipline areas are available. Students can also pursue a particular area of scholarly interest within health professional education.

Due to the structure of the course, International Students can only commence in Semester 1, February, each year.

 

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 (Online) (Coursework and Dissertation)

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • 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
  • 90580
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Master of Health Professions Education (Online) (Coursework and Dissertation)
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • 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
  • 90580
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 years
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:
Master of Health Professions Education (online) (coursework and dissertation)

What you will learn

You’ll learn 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
Master of Health Professions Education (online) (coursework and dissertation)

Top 3 reasons to study

  1. Taught 100% online and available to study part time. You'll have the flexibility to balance your study around work, family and life commitments
  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.
Study your way

Flexible Study

The Master of Health Professions Education (Online) (Coursework and Dissertation) is designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our online delivery mode gives you the opportunity to study full time or part time balancing with your other work and life commitments.
Study your way
Student story

Kirsty Haywood

Student story
Kirsty Haywood
Student Experience

Andrew Lim

Student Experience
Andrew Lim