Course overview

Description

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
MHPEd
Course code
90670
Course type
Master's degree by thesis and coursework
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
RTP
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 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

Take unit(s) to a value 6 points from Group A or Group B:

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
NSPUBH5763Health Leadership and ManagementNoneOne week full time, plus pre-intensive week readings.
S2PUBH5805Qualitative Research Methods in HealthNoneseminar: 3 hours per week

Take unit(s) to the value of 48 points:

Group C
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2IMED5816Thesis Research (full-time) (48 points)None
S1, S2IMED5818Thesis Research (part-time) (48 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) the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;

or

(b) (i)a bachelor's degree in a health, biomedical, or biological sciences related discipline from this University or another recognised institution; and

(ii) in the case of graduates from a three-year undergraduate degree course, at least one year of professional experience;

or

(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

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)
  • 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.

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 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.

Progression

15. Students must achieve the equivalent of at least 70 per cent in all core units in the core units of the course in order to proceed to the Master of Health Professional Education thesis unit.

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 past five years.

[Approved addition to University Policy]

Thesis submission and examination

17.(1) Submission and examination of the thesis is governed by the relevant master's degree by research rules for courses administered by the Board of the Graduate Research School.1, 2

(2) Following classification, the Health Professions Education Learning & Teaching Committee will award a percentage mark for the Thesis, based on the classification report.

1 The Graduate Research School administers the examination and classification of the thesis.

2 This is subject to the postgraduate fees policy.