UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Master of Health Professions Education (coursework and dissertation)

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.

Course overview

Course overview

Course titleMaster of Health Professions Education (coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviationMHPEd
Course code90570
Course typemaster's degree by coursework and dissertation
Statuscurrent / 2017
Administered byFaculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
CRICOS code058208E
COURSE DETAILS
  
Intake periodsBeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required72
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration1.5 years
Time limit5 years
Delivery modemulti-mode
Locations offeredUWA (Perth)
Domestic fee typePostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Professor Sandra Carr

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

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017; 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 2018 or 2019.

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.

Take all units (18 points):

S1, S2IMED5801Principles of Teaching and Learning
S1IMED5802Principles of Assessment and Evaluation
S2IMED5803Introduction to Research in Health Professions Education

Group A

S1, S2IMED5804Clinical Teaching and Supervision
S2IMED5805Innovation and Contemporary Issues in Health Professions Education
S1IMED5806Simulation and Interprofessional Learning in Health Professions Education
N/AIMED5810Program Evaluation
N/AIMED5811Professional Portfolio
N/AIMED5831Advanced Simulation in Health Professional Education
N/AIMED5832Interprofessional Education

Group B

S1EDUC5610Human Resource Development in Education
NS, S2EDUC5612Leadership for Learning
S2EDUC5618Teaching and Learning with ICTs
NSEDUC5633Quantitative Inquiry
S1, NSEDUC5634Qualitative Inquiry
S2, NSEDUC5678Improving Learning and Teaching in the Curriculum
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
NSPUBH5801Economic Evaluation of Health Care
NSRMED4403Health Program Evaluation

Group C

S1, S2IMED5812Dissertation (full-time) (24 points)

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

Rules

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and 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 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.

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:

  • 90210 Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education (24 points)
  • 90570 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.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 72 points.

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

Satisfactory progress

8. Students 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. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules

Prerequisites

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 a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in order to enrol in the Master of Health Professions Education dissertation unit.

Enrolment

14. Unless the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of the Education Centre, permits otherwise, a student must enrol in units to the value of at least 12 points in any two consecutive semesters.

Credit

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]

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

[Approved addition to University Policy]

Examination of dissertation

16. The Head of the Education Centre appoints examiners, considers the examiners' reports on students' dissertations and makes the final recommendation to the Board of Examiners in Medicine.