Course overview

Description

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.

Due to the structure of the course, International Students can only commence in Semester 1, February, each year.

Course title
Master of Health Professions Education (coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviation
MHPEd
Course code
90570
Course type
Master's degree by coursework and dissertation
Status
Current / 2023
Administered by
Allied Health
CRICOS code
058208E

Course details

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
72
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1.5 years
Time limit
5 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 'Student Procedures: 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.

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
NS
non-standard teaching period

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

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):

AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1IMED5801Principles of Teaching and LearningNoneUnit 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
S1IMED5802Principles of Assessment and Evaluation
Prerequisites
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
Unit is available online using asynchronous learning methods.
S1, S2IMED5803Introduction to Research in Health Professions Education
Co-requisites
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (ID 3320)
Semester 1 Face to Face OR Flexible online Semester 2 Online only
Group A
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1IMED5804Clinical Teaching and SupervisionNoneThis unit is available online in asynchronous format of learning. The unit is also offered face to face through three x 8 hour workshops.
S2IMED5805Innovation and Contemporary Issues in Health Professions Education
Prerequisites
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (ID 3320)
This class is conducted entirely online
S1IMED5806Simulation and Interprofessional Learning in Health Professions Education
Co-requisites
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (ID 3320)
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)
N/AIMED5811Professional Portfolio
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (ID 3320)
This class is conducted entirely online
S2IMED5813Health Humanities: Education and ResearchNoneUnit will be offered via 3, 8 hour workshops face to face in the first week of semester
S2IMED5831Advanced Simulation in Health Professional Education
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
6 points Unit(s) IMED5806 Simulation and Interprofessional Learning in Health Professions Education
Multimode (Face to Face & Online) – Compulsory two day face to face workshop, optional three x 1.5 hour webinars throughout the semester
N/AIMED5832Interprofessional EducationNone2 full-day workshops followed by 10 hours divided between on-campus and off-campus activities throughout the semester
Group B
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSEDUC5608Integrating Pedagogy and TechnologyNone4 days of intensive teaching
S1EDUC5610Human Resource Development in EducationNonelectures/seminars: 2 hours per week (for 12 weeks)
S2EDUC5612Leadership for LearningNoneseminars: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks; offshore as required
S1EDUC5633Educational Research Analysis
Co-requisites
EDUC5631 Approaches to Research must be taken before
or concurrently with this unit.
Up to 30 hours
N/AEDUC5634Qualitative InquiryNone25 hours
S1EDUC5678Improving Learning and Teaching in the CurriculumNonelectures: 2.5 hours per week (for 10 weeks); offshore as required
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and LeadershipNoneseminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks
S1PUBH5705Health Program Evaluation
Incompatibility
RMED4403 Health Program Evaluation (ID 4228)
lectures/tutorials 3.5 hours
NSPUBH5763Health Leadership and ManagementNoneOne week full time, plus pre-intensive week readings.
NSPUBH5801Economic Evaluation of Health Care
Prerequisites
PUBH5752 Health Systems and Economics (ID 3924)
1 week full-time
S2PUBH5805Qualitative Research Methods in HealthNoneseminar: 3 hours per week
Group C
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2IMED5812Dissertation (full-time) (24 points)None
S1, S2IMED5814Dissertation (part-time) (24 points)None

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 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. 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.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of 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 for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 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. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent which is calculated based on—

(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.

Deferrals

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).

Additional rules
Prerequisites

14. 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

15. 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

16.(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

17. 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.