Master of Health Professions Education (thesis and coursework)
This course is designed to suit a range of health professionals who seek to develop their knowledge and skills in health professions education. In addition, students are able to pursue in depth a particular area of research interest.
- Course title
- Master of Health Professions Education (thesis and coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by thesis and coursework
- 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
- 1.5 years
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- 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; 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 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|
Take unit(s) to a value 6 points from Group A or Group B:
|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|
Take unit(s) to the value of 48 points:
|S1, S2||IMED5816||Thesis Research (full-time) (48 points)|
|S1, S2||IMED5818||Thesis Research (part-time) (48 points)|
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.
(c) completed the Graduate Certificate in Health Professional/Professions Education or the Graduate Diploma in Health Professional/Professions Education from this University with the equivalent of at least 70 per cent in all core units
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 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 Master of 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 addition 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
13. Unless the Faculty permits otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances, students are required to complete all Master of Health Professions Education core units and achieve the equivalent of at least 70 per cent in all core units, in order to enrol in the Master of Health Professions Education thesis unit.
15.(1) For students other than those admitted under Rule 4(c), credit granted for work completed as part of an approved course at this or another recognised tertiary institution will not exceed 24 points.
[Approved exception to University Policy]
[Approved addition to University Policy]
Thesis submission and examination
1 The Graduate Research School administers the examination and classification of the thesis.
2 This is subject to the postgraduate fees policy.