Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education

School of Medicine

The Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education at Notre Dame is aimed at health professionals who hold an educational role in academia or industry or who are transitioning into one. This flexible postgraduate program is facilitated entirely online.

  • Why study this program?

    This Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education is a highly practical degree and is designed to meet the unique requirements of educators working in health professional contexts. The industry-focussed postgraduate program is aimed at a broad cross-section of health professions including those working in medicine, nursing and allied health services.

    The program encourages you to develop your educational practice in both clinical and non-clinical environments. This degree is flexible because we understand that clinical educators often have multiple priorities – some of which include patient care, supervision, teaching, research and development, management, and administration. The courses that make up this qualification are delivered online, allowing content to be accessed at a time, place and pace that best suits you.

    This qualification provides a starting point for health professionals looking to expand their knowledge, skills and affective learning. Should you wish to further your education, the Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education is an articulated qualification that forms the foundation for the Graduate Diploma, and the Master of Health Professional Education.

  • Program summary - suggested pathway

    • Applying Theory to Learning and Teaching in Health Professional Education
    • Contemporary Issues in Health Professional Education
    • Best Practice in Clinical Supervision in Health Professional Education
    • Teaching Clinical Reasoning

    More information about the courses can be found at the course descriptions page.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    • A Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in a health professional field
    • Active involvement in health professional education

    Students who have completed a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education or equivalent may be eligible to enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education.

  • Fees

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

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