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 title
- Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- Postgraduate certificate
- Current / 2024
- Administered by
- Allied Health
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- 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
- 0.5 years
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery 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 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- 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.
No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.
Key to availability of units:
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- not available in 2024 – may be available in 2025 or 2026
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (18 points):
|Principles of Teaching and Learning
|Unit is available for online students using asynchronous learning. Students enrolled face to face attend 6 x seminars for two hours and complete the online activities
|Principles of Assessment and Evaluation
|Unit is available online using asynchronous learning methods.
|Introduction to Research in Health Professions Education
|Semester 1 - Unit is available face to face or online flexible. Semester 2 - Unit is online flexible
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
|Clinical Teaching and Supervision
|This unit is available online in asynchronous format of learning. The unit is also offered face to face through three x 8 hour workshops.
|Innovation and Contemporary Issues in Health Professions Education
|This class is conducted entirely online
|Simulation and Interprofessional Learning in Health Professions Education
|Face to face involves a compulsory two day face to face workshop, with the remaining content delivered online using asynchronous learning methods. Online flexible is delivered online using asynchronous learning methods
|This class is conducted entirely online
|Health Humanities: Education and Research
|Unit will be offered via 2, 8 hour workshops face to face in the first week of semester
|Advanced Simulation in Health Professional Education
|Face to face – Compulsory two day face to face workshop with online study activities throughout the semester
|2 full-day workshops followed by 10 hours divided between on-campus and off-campus activities throughout the semester
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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.
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;
(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)
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.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than 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.
10. 10.(1) A student who make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.
(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances
(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';
(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the second time is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';
(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the third time is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';
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.
13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).