Graduate Certificate 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 explores teaching and learning, assessment, research methods in health professions education and offers participants a range of options in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education
Award abbreviation
GradCertHPEd
Course code
90210
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
current / 2021
Administered by
Allied Health
CRICOS code
058206G

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
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
0.5 years
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
multi-mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
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; N/A = not available in 2021

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

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2022 or 2023.

Take all units (18 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1IMED5801Principles of Teaching and Learning
seminars for two hour a week and online activities
S1IMED5802Principles of Assessment and Evaluation
Prerequisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
For Face to Face students- 6 x 2 hr seminars plus online activities
S1, S2IMED5803Introduction to Research in Health Professions Education
Co-requisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning
Semester 1 Multi-mode (combination of face to face & online delivery) - 1 x 2 hr workshop/tutorial/week Semester 2 Online only

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1IMED5804Clinical Teaching and Supervision
Three x 8 hour workshops when unit available face to face or complete the unit online
S1, S2IMED5805Innovation and Contemporary Issues in Health Professions Education
Prerequisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
This class is conducted entirely online
S1IMED5806Simulation and Interprofessional Learning in Health Professions Education
Co-requisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning
Offered either via online mode or via Multimode (Face to Face & Online) – Compulsory two day face to face workshop, optional three x 1.5 hour webinars throughout the semester
N/AIMED5810Program Evaluation
Prerequisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
S2IMED5811Professional Portfolio
Co-requisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning
This class is conducted entirely online
N/AIMED5813Health Humanities: Education and Research
Seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks
N/AIMED5831Advanced Simulation in Health Professional Education
Prerequisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning
Multimode (Face to Face & Online) – Compulsory two day face to face workshop, optional three x 1.5 hour webinars throughout the semester
N/AIMED5832Interprofessional Education
2 full-day workshops followed by 10 hours divided between on-campus and off-campus activities throughout the semester

See also the rules for the course and the Student 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 and Communication and Research Skills modules

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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).

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

(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

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.

1A 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. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 90210 Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education (24 points)
  • 91340 Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education (48 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

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

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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 fail to 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.