Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education

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 as educators within the health professions. The course not only explores teaching and learning, assessment, and research methods in health professional education, but offers participants a range of options in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Education.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education
Award abbreviation
GradDipHPEd
Course code
91340
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
CRICOS code
058207F

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
3 years
Delivery mode
multi-mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Sandra Carr
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2018;
NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

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

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;

or

take unit(s) to a value of 24 points from Group A and options of an equivalent level to a value of 6 points from a course at this or another recognised institution as approved by the Faculty.

Take all units (18 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2IMED5801Principles of Teaching and Learning
S1IMED5802Principles of Assessment and Evaluation
Prerequisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
S1, S2IMED5803Introduction to Research in Health Professions Education
Prerequisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a co-requisite)
Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1, S2IMED5804Clinical Teaching and Supervision
S2IMED5805Innovation and Contemporary Issues in Health Professions Education
Prerequisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
S1IMED5806Simulation and Interprofessional Learning in Health Professions Education
Prerequisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
N/AIMED5810Program Evaluation
Prerequisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
N/AIMED5811Professional Portfolio
Co-requisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning
N/AIMED5831Advanced Simulation in Health Professional Education
Prerequisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning
N/AIMED5832Interprofessional Education
Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1EDUC5610Human Resource Development in Education
NSEDUC5612Leadership for Learning
NSEDUC5618Embedding ICTs Across the Curriculum
Prerequisites:
EDUC5500 Professional Practice B
Incompatibility:
A student may not take this unit after taking EDUC5608 Integrating Pedagogy and Technology. However, a student may take this unit first and subsequently proceed to EDUC5608 Integrating Pedagogy and Technology (formerly EDUC5606 E-learning).
NSEDUC5633Quantitative Inquiry
S1, NSEDUC5634Qualitative Inquiry
NSEDUC5678Improving Learning and Teaching in the Curriculum
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
SSPUBH5801Economic Evaluation of Health Care
Prerequisites:
PUBH5752 Health Systems and Economics or equivalent
NSRMED4403Health Program Evaluation

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.0 and no band less than 6.5.

Admission requirements

4. 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;

or

(c) (i) completed the Graduate Certificate 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.

1 A 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.

Admission ranking and selection

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

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 25210 Graduate Certificate in Urban Design (24 points)
  • 90210 Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education (24 points)
  • 90670 Master of Health Professions Education (72 points)
  • 91340 Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. A student will not have made satisfactory progress if they—

(a) fail a core unit twice;

or

(b) fail more than two units at the first attempt.

[Approved exceptions to University Policy]

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. Students who do not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Additional rules
Time limit

13. The time limit is three years from the date of first enrolment in the course.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

Enrolment

14. A student must enrol in at least one unit in each semester unless the Faculty permits otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances.

Credit

15.(1) If credit is granted for work completed through Continuing Education, its value will not exceed 12 points.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

(2) Unless the Faculty permits otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances, credit will normally only be granted for coursework completed within the last five years.

[Approved addition to University Policy]