Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education
School of Medicine, Fremantle Campus
Education has always been at the core of what it means to practise in the health sciences. Health professionals generally accept that as part of their role they will be involved in educating younger generations of health professionals. The Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education at The University of Notre Dame Australia is a part-time program available online to health professionals who currently hold an educational role or who are transitioning to one in a clinical tertiary or academic setting. This highly flexible postgraduate program is facilitated entirely online.
Why study this degree?
As a health educator, you probably recognise that although health educators have extensive knowledge and skills in the area of their professional discipline the art and science of passing knowledge from one generation to the next is often overlooked in the context of demanding clinical, teaching, and/or research responsibilities.
The truth is that many health professionals have no formal training in educational theory. Furthermore, busy schedules leave little time for improving your own educational knowledge and skills by attending scheduled courses or workshops. For this reason, the Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education offers knowledge and skills in a flexible and contextualised manner to health professionals who are also tertiary educators.
The Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education provides a pathway for health professionals interested in developing their knowledge and skills in education, with the ultimate aim of becoming exemplary educators and educational role models. Over the course of your studies, you will gain a sound knowledge of contemporary learning theory, as well as a wide repertoire of educational skills that are specifically aimed at best practice in contemporary health education contexts.
- Introduction to Tertiary Teaching and Learning in Health Professional Education
- Designing Curriculum for Effective Learning
- Principles and Practice of Assessment and Evaluation
- Contemporary Issues in HPE
- Ethical Issues in Professional Life
- Teaching Clinical Reasoning
- Assessing Competence in Health Professional Education
- Best Practice in Clinical Supervision in Health Professional Education
Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.
- The completion of a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a recognised Australian or overseas university in a health professional field, showing the attainment of satisfactory grades
- Active involvement in health professional education
More information can be found at the Fees page.