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.

  • Program summary

    Year One

    • 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

    Year Two

    • Ethical Issues in Professional Life
    • Teaching Clinical Reasoning
    • Assessing Competence in Health Professional Education
    • Best Practice in Clinical Supervision in Health Professional Education

    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
  • Fees

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information on the Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education, please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All International enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

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