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 title
- Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate diploma
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- CRICOS code
- 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
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 3 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Sandra Carr
- 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.
|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;
take unit(s) to a value of 18 points from Group A and unit(s) to a value of 12 points from Group B;
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):
|S1, S2||IMED5801||Principles of Teaching and Learning|
|S1||IMED5802||Principles of Assessment and Evaluation|
|S1, S2||IMED5803||Introduction to Research in Health Professions Education|
|S1, S2||IMED5804||Clinical Teaching and Supervision|
|S2||IMED5805||Innovation and Contemporary Issues in Health Professions Education|
|S1||IMED5806||Simulation and Interprofessional Learning in Health Professions Education|
|N/A||IMED5831||Advanced Simulation in Health Professional Education|
|S1||EDUC5610||Human Resource Development in Education|
|NS||EDUC5612||Leadership for Learning|
|NS||EDUC5618||Embedding ICTs Across the Curriculum|
|S1, NS||EDUC5634||Qualitative Inquiry|
|NS||EDUC5678||Improving Learning and Teaching in the Curriculum|
|S2||MGMT5508||Organisational Behaviour and Leadership|
|SS||PUBH5801||Economic Evaluation of Health Care|
|NS||RMED4403||Health Program Evaluation|
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).
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.
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
Articulations and exit awards
- 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.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
[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.
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
[Approved exception to University Policy]
[Approved exception to University Policy]
[Approved addition to University Policy]