Master of Health Professional Education (Coursework and Thesis)

School of Medicine, Fremantle Campus

The Master of Health Professional Education (Coursework and Thesis) is for health professionals who want to further their career as educators in higher education or health. The program provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of education within the complex health arena.   It will include how consumers and their significant others play a central role in the delivery, engagement and influence of education.  Students will complete core courses to support their development as a health professional educator prior to undertaking a health education research project, with the support of allocated research supervisors. The program is delivered fully online.

  • Why study this degree?

    When juggling multiple responsibilities such as patient care, supervision, teaching, research and development, management and administration it can be difficult for you to find adequate time to further your education.

    All program content is delivered online, which means that you are able to access your studies at a time, place, and pace that best suits you. Furthermore, all our courses are fully facilitated, meaning that online guidance and mentoring are provided.

    In addition to the courses studied, you conduct research in a particular area of interest. In order to ensure you engage in high quality research, you are introduced to the key components of preparing and writing a research proposal.

  • Program summary

    The Health Professional Education (coursework and thesis) masters is a thesis-based research degree. Students will be required to complete four coursework courses prior to the commencement of supervised research.

    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.

  • Supervision

    As a Masters by Research candidate, you are required to have a minimum of two supervisors who will provide support and academic guidance throughout your degree. Your supervisors will assist you with the preparation of your research proposal, continuing to mentor and direct you throughout the research phase and through the process of examination.

  • Entry requirements

    • Bachelor degree in a health related field
    • Active involvement in health professional education
  • Mode of Study and Assessment

    The program is available only in a part-time capacity. The standard time for completion (not including periods of approved leave of absence) is normally three years for a part-time student. Once completed, your Masters thesis will be assessed by two external examiners.

  • Fees

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

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

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